Once you know what you want in life, how do you take the next step in achieving it?
There is so much I want to do, but I struggle with what to go after first. It can be very overwhelming. I over think it to death until I end up not doing anything at all.
Until one day when I decided to take another approach.
Instead of worrying myself with the details, I simply let go. I knew that the only person standing in my way was myself and it was time step aside.
Life is about experience. All the little moments that make up our day are special in their own way. And in today’s society everyone seems to be rushing to get to the finish line. Once they do is it really worth it if they missed the lessons along the way? After all, what is an accomplishment without the hard work that went in to achieving it?
I guess what I am saying is enjoy the journey. Be eager, but not so much that you miss the collective moments along the path that took you there.
I have come to realize that I don’t always have to be the one who figures out the order of things or the how, the where, the when or the who for that matter. Sometimes, I just need to sit back and let what I’ve already learned occur to me. I give my mind a break from over analyzing and all kinds of ideas fill my head.
That is how I decide. As the ideas come to me the one I am most excited about is the one I roll with them.
I don’t know about you, but I strongly feel that everything happens for a reason and at the right time. So it just makes sense to me that choosing the next step in any direction that gives me the highest excitement is most likely the one I am best aligned with at that time.
An analogy I like that Hicks uses is the current of the river. Do you want to swim up stream or down stream. When we are going upstream, we are swimming against that which has already been aligned for us. Where as when we are swimming downstream, we are flowing with the natural course of the river. We let go of our resistance and simply glide along with the natural order of things. And if we are conscious, truly conscious and aware of our surroundings we won’t miss the intricately laid out opportunities that lead us along our destined path.
There is great power in the NOW. There is this great peace and appreciation hiding within quiet moments of observation. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us, so why not be grateful for today. Whatever you did today, did it give you joy? If you faced tragedy today, where you able to find your peace?
These are the choices that are presented to every one of us on any given day. They are the power we have in any given situation. Whether it be our darkest hour or our finest day. They way we remember these moments will shape us forever. They certainly have me 🙂