I worry a lot. And I worry about everything. It’s taken me a long time to admit that I have a problem with anxiety. But, I’m trying to be better.
We spend a lot of our lives planning for the future. Have goals, they say, and work towards them. I do have goals but, I’ve also come to realize that focusing only on the goals ahead of me has led me to stop living in the present.
For much of my corporate life, I worked with the idea of the next step in mind. The next achievement, the next promotion. Everything I did was in preparation for the next step and then the next and the next. That’s how we all are in the corporate world. All we do is think about climbing that corporate ladder.
So everything is in preparation and you’re always living for tomorrow.
And while all of that is fine, sometimes you’re so focused on the work that comes tomorrow, that you forget to do the work that matters today.
I know you can’t live your life in the moment all the time and one has to plan for the future. But, there’s something to be said about experiencing the present.
Addicts have this framework of taking each day at a time. Everyday clean is a blessing. I can relate for I have been through some of that process myself.
Let’s plan for tomorrow but, never forget to live in the here and now.