“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in EACH moment”
– Henry David Thoreau
When things get busy and exciting like they are for me, it’s easy for the days and weeks to just FLY by, and sometimes that can create stress for us – especially if we feel like we’re not taking the time to plan and strategize.
Well I’ve come to understand that staying in the present as much as possible can actually make it feel like time is expanding! By focusing on the moment whenever we can, stress can often disappear, and clarity can appear in its place!
In some ways it feels counter-intuitive. Planning and setting our goals for the future are important for sure, but not at the expense of staying completely aware of what’s happening right NOW. Remember, NOW is all we really have.
All of that planning and strategizing about what we WANT is only useful to us if we are really clear and aware of what IS.
I am a planner, and very outcome-focused with both my 1:1 coaching clients and the purpose-driven organizations I consult with. I am “busier” than I have ever been in my life, and yet by setting intention to stay in the present (other than booking my travel!), time seems to have expanded and I find myself with more time than ever before to do good work, have impact and move with a song in my heart.
This weekend, when you reflect on what you did or didn’t get accomplished this week, and you start creating your “to do” list for next week, I challenge you to set an intention every day to stay in the present – and notice whether or not anything changes for you.
Of course, there are many tools and strategies on how to DO that, and I’m here to support YOU in your journey and help you strike that wonderful balance between charting your course to achieve what you really WANT, and staying focused on what’s right in front of you.
If you’d like to set up a complimentary clarity call with me to chat about how this can propel YOUR results, CLICK HERE to schedule your time.
Honestly, one of my favorite parts of the coaching process (and my consulting work) is that it holds up a “mirror” for us, so we can see what’s in front of our faces that we’d otherwise miss. In my experience, that’s where the GOLD is!
Have a wonderful weekend, and remember to enjoy the moments!
With your success in mind,