Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happy as I Want to Be

What I love most about blogging is the inspiration. There are some really amazing people out there. Humble, beautiful, inspirational.

I was lucky enough to meet one of them this past weekend. And this week, I've seen some wonderful posts that I wanted to share and talk about.

Christine at Love Life Surf had a wonderful post about those shaky feelings of uncertainty when you step out and follow your heart and passions and about finding a "new equilibrium."

Bonnie at Life to the Full stated this: You're only as ______ as you want to be. I loved that, it puts responsibility back on ourselves and makes us ask those tougher questions about how hard we're working or even if it's worth working THAT hard. What's more important in our lives. Right now I want to be happy so I make that choice.

That all brings me to this image I pinned

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So I might want lots of other things in my life. But if I don't stop and take the time to enjoy and appreciate what I have now, today, I miss out on so much. Sure, it's important to think about the future, to have plans, goals, dreams. But don't forget to pay attention to what you have today.

Today may be that goal, dream, plan you had last year. Savor that. Remember that. Don't skip over it rushing ahead to your next big plan.

Last year I wanted to run faster, enjoy running again, and not be in constant pain. Today, I am enjoying running more than ever, I'm faster than I expected, and working on the pain. If I don't stop myself from thinking ahead to running even faster or thinking months ahead to races, then I completely miss the fact that I am so happy with where I am with running. I wouldn't have remembered to notice that I have achieved a goal of mine.

I think the same is true now for my new Personal Training Business. It's something I only randomly thought about years ago, never truly thinking it would happen. Right now I'm learning to savor in the accomplishment of fulfilling a dream, a goal, a plan. Do I want more? Am I planning for new things? Of course, but in the here and now, I'm happy with my successes.

Do you tend to forget to celebrate your successes by looking too far ahead? How can you be as happy as you want to be?