Be excited about what you are doing in your goals now. So often we find ourselves looking at the finish line, seeing the ribbon strung across the path ahead. Trying harder and harder to get there fast and without failures along the way.
But when we do that we are missing things.
We are missing the beauty in small failures, the amazing words we write for ourselves and others, the fun times in coffee shops coming up with plans, the high fives after finishing a design or a small task. Still we look ahead, easily forgetting those moments or sometimes not even realizing that we abundantly have those moments.
They are a treasure, they are pieces of our lives that are filled with joy and love. Perfect moments to fuel our soul to push through some of the rougher times in our lives. If we are constantly striving for that finish line we tend to miss all of the small finish lines we run through every day.
If we allow our mind to be still we can see those moments happen more often. If we trust that our end goal is up there and we are on our way, we can take the time to find the joy in the small achievements, the small tasks we accomplish, and the efforts we put toward our goals – or just in living.
Being mindful of your now, of what is currently going on and the small actions you must take now can allow you to accomplish your tasks, be focused, be inspired, and have the abilities to do a great job. You’ll find that the small tasks are fun and like little Lego pieces in your life’s work. Finding joy in doing the small tasks, in finishing the old jobs you had open, in finalizing the logo you did for a friend 6 months ago, in having the time to do work at your favorite coffee shop will keep you inspired for the days that you have 3 deadlines. I encourage you to find the happiness in those days as well. Yes, sometimes we have difficult days. But remember that all is always well and sometimes your kitten will jump onto your computer and help you remember that love is right in front of you, so smile.