While a core component to your success in business and in life is the vision you hold, a critical piece of creating an ageless lifestyle after 50 is to enjoy the journey. In fact, the journey never ends. Only your current end result you’re moving toward shifts and changes as goals are accomplished or interests change.
Here’s 1 simple trick to create the life of your dreams.
Goals and checklists and timelines all have their value and play an important role. Just don’t get so caught up in achieving that you forget about living and enjoying. Don’t lose sight of the experience of the now while you’re moving forward. This is a skill you can teach yourself through practice and reminders. Step away from your desk. Get off the sofa. Look up from your phone or tablet, walk outside, smell the roses.
Remembering this simple rule will allow you to live the life you’ve always dreamed of right now while you continue moving forward on your various goals.
Before my Yorkie Sam died, she was my alarm for taking breaks. Every 90 minutes to two hours, she would paw at my chair. If I kept working she would get more persistent until I had to get up and take her outside. She just wanted attention for a few minutes. We’d walk around the pool, take a stroll around the different garden areas of the yard and then back to work. She got what she wanted and I took a break.
I missed my wedding.
One of my biggest missed opportunities to enjoy the moment was my first wedding (a very long times ago). I don’t recall the wedding or the reception. No, I wasn’t drinking. Being a perfectionist back then, I was so busy making sure every detail was perfect and everyone had a good time, and the decorations and flowers and food, that I wasn’t really present to the experience at all. It was the biggest day of my life up to that point and I missed it!
How many events in your life have gone the same way?
It doesn’t need to be that way at all. Funny how perfection and control usually go together, isn’t it? Relaxing and enjoying your life may be a foreign concept to you now, but take my word for it, giving up some of the details to have time to enjoy your life is definitely worth it. Hire people to do everything you don’t truly enjoy. Spend that new-found time having fun.
Having goals doesn’t mean you don’t have a life while you’re achieving them. You want to be focused, but not wearing blinders to the exclusion of the other parts of your life. This is the best gift you can give to yourself and the people you care about. Don’t make the mistake of sacrificing the enjoyment of today, waiting for someday.
Enjoy the journey now. Why wait until you earn your 1st million, or your kids go to college, or you retire? If you need permission, you have my permission to relax and enjoy the journey.
Who ever started the theory of keeping your nose to the grindstone and working hard for 40 years and then enjoying your retirement? I’m sure whoever it was regretted living that philosophy when he got to the end of his life. Live while you’re alive. Don’t let great things in your life come and go without squeezing every drop of enjoyment out of them.
Live your passion, that’s why you’re here. It’s not something you have to wait for. You have the ability, and every right, to be happy right now.
If you need help creating your blueprint, I’m here for you.
For now, it’s enough to declare that you want something better. In the class we will go through this personal inventory in detail and I will help you get clear on exactly what you want your life to look like.
Look at what’s going on in your life and if the way you are living and the things you have attracted into your life are still working for you.
If you are growing, you’re constantly changing and you need to stay on top of your progress by having a step-by-step process for tracking where you are in your life and where you are going. Once you know where you want to go, the people and resources you needed will appear according to the level of commitment you have to make it manifest.
Until next time, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Just comment below.
If you would like personal mentoring, send me an email using the form on the contact tab above detailing what you would like help with. As your mentor I hold a bigger vision for you than you hold for yourself. When you have faith and a team that believes in you, it gives you courage. When you don’t have to do it all yourself, all things are possible for you. Commit today to go for your dream 100%.