Saturday, 10 January 2015

This Moment Is All There Is—Lenny Kravitz



Many of the sites I follow have focussed on the tradition of goal setting for a new year. I think it is wise to do that, to have some sense of where you are heading. There is truth in the old adage, “If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?” That sense of destination can be a great motivator. However, there are caveats. If you keep your eyes solely on that goal, and it remains out of reach, it can undo your enthusiasm and defeat you. Or, if you do get there through singular focus, what did you miss along the way?

I want to be a published author. That is not in sight yet, but I am certain it is around the bend. Yesterday, I read several chapters on plot and structure. I wrote a little…very little. I visited all of my writing sites. I took a long walk with DH and the girls. We cooked dinner together and cuddled afterward as the wind picked up and the evening grew cold. Those were my benchmarks for success for Friday, January 9, 2015. Each one important to my end goal, each one rewarding in the here and now.

Remember to honour the touchstones. It is as important to acknowledge each professional and personal step you take along the path to your destination as it is to set your sight on a final target. Work to recognize all of the small daily objectives you accomplish. Not only do these pave the way to your grander ambitions, if you celebrate them, they keep you in the moment. And, those moments add up to your life. Don’t let them slide by because you are too busy peering down the road.

 

6 comments:

  1. Blessings on you and your family, Rose! {{{hugs}}} The journey is worth it.

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  2. Right back at you, Zan Marie. Wishing you a wonderful journey throughout the new year.

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  3. This is a wonderful blog post, Rose! Too many people forget to live in the here and now and always have something in the (distant) future they look forward to that they aren't able to see the small things that make life worthwhile. Happy New Year to you and yours, by the way :)

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  4. Nicole,

    It's far too easy to lose sight of daily joys. I hope your studies are going well. Happy New Year to you too!

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  5. So very, very true and something I need to remember. Sometimes I'm so busy moving forward (or sideways, backwards, twirling round and round) that I forget to enjoy where I am. And you have to take time to acknowledge and celebrate the small steps, otherwise it is all too intimidating.

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  6. Well, your juggling act is an impressive one and you seem to manage to keep all of the balls in the air. That feat alone, is worth celebrating at the end of each day.

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