Monday, April 9, 2012

A to Z Challenge: Hurrying

When I decided to take charge of my life and set my goals, my natural inclination had been to go into a full sprint forward. After all, the sooner I get there, the sooner I will get what I want, right? 

Well... uhm... no. 

For more than one reason, actually. 

Photo by spettacolopuro
The first reason is that if you rush, you might miss the exact breaks and lessons you'll need later. I mean, helping someone in an unrelated temporary job might look like a distraction, but that person might have a brother that can give you exactly what you need to make your dreams come true. 

That's the way life works. Things can unexpectedly change. 

The other big reason is actually a bit ironic. When we're chasing dreams, we're wishing to have fulfilling lives. We can't have those if we're rushing about madly, only focusing on the end results. Because then you miss all the big and little things that make life worth while. 

Like time with the family. Or the pleasure of learning something new. Or just the wonder of seeing something beautiful  close-by. 

That's one rule that I try never to forget: Never live with your head so much in the future that you forget to live in the present. 

What do you do to make sure that you don't miss the things around you while you're chasing your dreams?

10 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Excellent post and read, realloy enjoyed it.
Good H post.

Yvonne.

Claudia Moser said...

A good H, Misha!

Joy Ciaffoni said...

This is really an important thing to remember. I have also struggled with staying in the moment. Sometimes I find it helps to set an alarm, so I can get totally absorbed in whatever I'm doing until I hear the signal.

Peaches Ledwidge said...

I agree. And excellent post.

BragonDorn said...

I laugh,smile and dance as much as possible. These three things can keep your mind healthy and make your dreams feel reachable.

Misha Gericke said...

Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks Claudia.

Misha Gericke said...

That's actually a great way to do it. I think I'm going to give it a try. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks so much!

Misha Gericke said...

Ah yes. Laughter and smiles do help a lot to keep you in the present. Thanks for stopping by. :-)