The majority of my goals and dreams are obtainable.

  • Be healthy, not obese
  • Get out of debt
  • Be spiritually deeper (Christianity)
  • Become a better friend
  • Gave more time with my family
  • Build a software product

Those are pretty standard goals, right? So what’s standing in the way?

Me.

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m currently participating in a mindful meditation course by David Cain called Camp Calm. I’m learning that I don’t live in the moment. I’m so focused on the end goals, like the ones above, that I don’t slow down.

By not residing in the moment, I feel like I have no control of my life. The goals I’ve set have become the primary focus, not the process it takes to get there. The impatience I have ends up frustrating me that I can change these things overnight.

If I were to live more in the moment, I could stop to make better decisions:

  • Say no sugar and fast food
  • Say no to spending that dollar (many dollars) on things I don't need
  • Step away and pursue spiritual growth
  • Pick up the phone and check on my friends/make plans with them
  • Take the time to close the computer and spend time with my wife and son
  • Find the time to pursue an idea that solves a real problem

Today, I’m going to make a conscious effort to live in the moment. I encourage you to do the same.