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FOOD FOR THOUGHT - ENJOY THE JOURNEY


Make sure you have a good time now.  Why wait until you earn your 1st 1,000,000?  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 they got to the end of their lives.  You have to live while you’re alive.  Don’t let great things in your life come and go without you squeezing every drop of enjoyment out of them.

It reminds me of my first wedding.  That was a few lifetimes ago, but the one thing I remember is that I don’t recall the wedding or the reception.  No, I wasn’t drinking.  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.  Back then I was a perfectionist and a control freak.  My husband says I still am!  In fact, I am no longer a perfectionist, but I am still a little tiny bit of a control freak.  I’m still working on that one.




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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 newfound 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.  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.  


By Lynn Pierce 

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