Last week my wife and I decided to sign my newly turned 3 year old up for a ballet class. We told her right away as to get her excited about going. Well she got excited alright. She talks about it all the time. I don’t think there has been one day when it hasn’t been mentioned yet. Its like the commercial with the kids in the back of the car asking their parents, are we there yet?
No matter how many times we showed her a calendar. No matter how many times we said it was closed. No matter what we said she wanted her ballet class to start NOW. You see kids don’t get 34 days from now. They don’t even get tomorrow. They understand right now. The more I thought about it the more I realized it was such a gift. They see what’s in front of them, nothing else. They are totally present.
Whether you are a client of mine or not, I know you have goals of some sort and to some degree. How many times have we all got caught up in the massiveness of the goal and been deterred from even starting or completing because it was just too big? I can tell you it has happened to me for sure. BUT… if I was more present I think I would have had a better shot at accomplishing it. I would not have got caught up in stuff that has not happened yet. I would stick to what is in front of me.
I invite you to be present. For example, if you have a weight loss goal, focus on today! Focus on what you can do today to work toward that goal, instead of thinking I have to lose 20, 40, 60, 80 pounds. It isn’t going to happen today. Focus on what you can do NOW.