Enjoying the Here and Now

Setting goals is awesome. Setting goals with specific dates of fulfillment is even more awesome. It’s awesome-er.

Planning for the future motivates us and fills us with hope. It gives us the push we need to get to work and get shyte done.

Reflecting on the past helps us to consider what mistakes to avoid, and what good choices to repeat while we work on those future-goals.

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But what about the here and now? The part we are currently living, but don’t often think very much about?

It’s great that you are working on your goals, but don’t forget about right now. By this, I don’t mean that you should stop working on those goals, but I do mean that you should enjoy your journey as you head in that direction. Too many of us hold off on happiness, on congratulating ourselves, until the work is finished and the goal is complete.

You have plenty of reasons to be happy right now. You may not be at the level of success you are aiming to be at by next year, but you are getting there, and that is most certainly something to be proud of and to celebrate.

You’re on a journey. Enjoy every step. Reward yourself for the progress so far, and give yourself permission to be happy now.

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5 thoughts on “Enjoying the Here and Now

  1. Pinara Design by N. Pinar Kamaci March 18, 2013 at 7:14 am Reply

    Dear Megan, I try to follow your awesome articles almost everday. And I really enjoy readding your blog. Today’s post is awesome. I totally agree with you. We forget to be happy in this lovely journey. We lost ourself in the caos of planning and searching. But the important point is like you said ” You’re on a journey. Enjoy every step. ”
    Awesome article. Thank you sharing :)
    Pinara Design by Pinar Kamacı

  2. kiihele March 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm Reply

    I could not have said it better, Megan. I always liked the saying…the reason they call it the present is that it is a gift. I try to open that gift a little at a time to savor the minutes of the day. I attempt to do something each day to forward my craft, but I take the time the appreciate the journey to the goals.

    • MegansBeadedDesigns March 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm Reply

      That’s wonderful kiihele! This post is just as much a reminder to myself as for my readers. Sometimes it’s too easy to get caught up in the future. We don’t want to miss out on the present while it’s here with us. :-)

  3. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) March 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm Reply

    This is so brilliant because it’s so simple – indeed, we can hold the past, present, and future in our consciousness at once as long as we truly stay present! Planning from this space of presence, learning from the past from this space of presence – it all goes together, doesn’t it?

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