I was talking to a friend about this today and thought I’d share it on my blog.How many of you are happy with where you are right now? How much you weigh, how fast you are, etc?
Most of us live our lives saying. I’d be happy if I could just lose 5 pounds. I’d be happy if I could just finish in the top 10% of a race. I’d be happy if I could just shave another 10 seconds per mile of my (swim, bike, run whatever). I’d be happy if “insert topic here”.
But then, when you get there, are you happy? Usually, it just begins again, well, I’d be happy if I lost another 5 pounds or shaved more time off my race, etc. Right?It’s never enough.
I read something about a year ago. I honestly don’t know where. But it talked about this subject and how we have to learn to be happy with where we are right now, otherwise we’ll never be happy. We’ll always be reaching for that “next” thing that’s going to make us happy and never get to enjoy the current moments. And what if you never attain it? What if you never lose that 5 pounds, that 10 pounds, or whatever your “thing” is. Then do you never get to be happy? You have to be happy with today.That doesn’t mean that we can’t have goals. We need goals in our lives. But, they need to be just that – goals – accomplishments – things to be proud of. Sure, they can make you happy, but they shouldn’t be the thing that’s required to be happy.
So look yourself in the mirror and realize you are who you are today. And be happy with whatever you have accomplished so far. You are you and that’s pretty awesome!Sorry if this is kind of a sappy post….but it was just on my mind. When I read this a year or so ago it really hit home to me. I can’t say I remember it, and live by it all the time…but I really try to keep it in mind.
What are you happy for right now?