The most prolific experience is not in achieving something, but in seeking it.
It is the journey towards an endless horizon that matters….goals that move forward with you as you chase them. It’s all about the pursuit and what you learn along the way, the moving.
The most important reason for moving from one place to another is to see what’s in between. In between is where passions are realized, love is found, strength is gained, and memories are made. You can’t get any of that without firsthand living.
Life is a series of natural and continuous changes….everything is a moving target. What’s truly important is to embrace these changes as they happen. To let life’s happenings flow naturally forward, and to swim proficiently with the current. Your body, after all, is over 60% water.
Learn to flow like the water that’s already a major part of who you are.
Water never resists.
Water’s strength is in its patience, persistence and adaptability. It can’t stop everything that’s thrown at it, but it always goes around obstacles and through them.
Very few things in the end can reliably stand against it. In time, even a small, slow, steady drip can wear away the face of a massive bolder.
So keep this in mind always as you deal with life’s ever-changing obstacles.
Practice your patience and persistence and remember what you’re made of.
Like water, if you can’t go through an obstacle, flow around it.
Life is an endless balancing act. There will always be more than one option and more than one obligation competing for your time. Your power ultimately lies in your small daily choices, one after another, that you use to balance these demands, which gradually create eternal ripples of a life well lived.
You have to find the happy medium that works best for you in your unique situation…the right balance between activity and rest, work and family, passion and money, short-term and long-term goals, getting things done and leaving them undone.
Without balance everything falls out of whack. For instance, when you let your work life, or social life, or family life consume you, and 100% of your energy is focused in that one area 100% of the time, every other area of your life suffers.
If you’re going to get things done right, be successful with your endeavors, and find lasting happiness, you need to balance the various dimensions of your life in a way that makes sense to you and your priorities.
Over time, and with enough experience, you will be able to evaluate any situation and find a happy, healthy equilibrium.
Discontent is the principal necessity of positive growth, but only if you do something constructive with it. Without deviation from what you’ve been doing, progress is not possible.
Don’t be someone who goes through greater lengths to avoid change than you do to obtain what you desire. You must define and embrace the necessary changes that move you forward. Your life will begin to improve when you define precisely what improve means to you. The agonies and frustrations will start to ease only when you have something real and positive to replace them with.