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.
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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?