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?
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.