I just had a conversation with a friend regarding this. This rat race we take part of can be fulfilling yet unhealthy.
Although it’s great to be ambitious, we take it to a level and become laser-focused to the point where we aren’t living. The goal-chasing cycle is never-ending. You don’t hit a goal and say, “Well, I’m done. NOW I can enjoy life.”
Focus on your “why.” Why are you doing what you’re doing? Why are you chasing goals?
I too, have goals. But I’ll do an all day Netflix and pizza binge, I’ll take walks for hours. Because I want to live in the moment.
This act of hitting goals, being productive, being busy, it’s all to satisfy our own ego, even though we might be aiming to participate in the greater good of a cause.
When your life comes to a close, you won’t look back at the goals you hit, you’ll look back at the small moments of life.
- Family vacations that you hated as a child, but now appreciate as an adult.
- A delicious steak.
- Lying in bed all morning with a loved one.
As I like to say, work your ass off. Work on something that will participate in the greater good.
But never forget to stop and smell the roses.
Hope this helps!