It can be challenging to follow through with a decision particularly if the immediate pleasure is more powerful than the results that can be achieved down the line. We were all confronted at some point in life with a decision of either following our dreams or chasing the monthly paycheck. What does it take to give up the fear of being poor and chase the riches of being fulfilled and building up our dreams?
One morning you will wake up knowing that someday is here. How likely is for this to happen, knowing that it takes a new way of thinking to realize that tomorrow is today and that our projections over the future are just the present moment placed on pause? Look around and desperately seek for people who are happy in the now. Chances are you will find them, but they won’t be where you expect them to be because being happy is a choice we can make at any stage of our lives.
If you open your eyes in the morning thinking that today won’t matter you’re wrong. Every day in the right direction, being kind, supportive and genuinely helpful matters, even when you think that nothing is changing. There are the life’s events that make us think that when we can’t see activity nothing is happening. Progress happens even when you don’t receive appreciation. Those are the critical moments when you need to push forward, work harder and make all the invisible steps manifest into the results you are after.
We are all looking for options to improve our life, to do better, to be better. But we often seek for someone to show us the way or walk a path, not realising that each path is different. We can follow someone and have a different experience of life. A poorer experience of life. Or we can dare to walk ahead, carve our way and take ownership of our journey.
We often think that there’s only that much that we can do. Only that many practice rounds, that much work, that much time and effort. Until someone comes and surpasses our expectations. It takes one person to break a world record and others will follow. It’s the knowing that makes it possible. Out of all the things you think you know, which one would you like to shift? And what’s holding you back?
Listening is an active act of engaging with someone, of connecting with them. More than speaking, it can bond people in a profound way. Two people speaking will meet, speak and part ways without having shared anything with each other. Two people listening form a spiritual connection that the violence of the spoken word can break. We hear people saying ‘You should be listening more’ on an accusatory tone. But it takes words to accuse and silence to understand.