Where are you running to?
When I recently called my good friend Sandra to wish her a happy birthday, she said: “It seems like we are always running and, as I get older, I have started to ask myself what are we running towards or maybe running from?” These are such important questions — and the basis for what I want to write about today.
In our western culture it seems that we place a high value on being ”busy.” Running around to accomplish our to-do lists has become the acceptable norm.
But do we really need to be constantly running?
If you enjoy a fast-paced daily routine, do you know what you are running toward? Do you like always being busy, or is this something you would like to change? Remember, you can only find the right answers by asking the right questions first.
I invite you to stop right now and take a few deep breaths. Try to be fully present in the moment, with all the good and bad that inevitably surrounds you. Now, ask yourself:
- What is important to me today?
- What am I running toward?
- Am I running away from something?
- What should I be paying attention to in my life right now?
As John Lennon wrote, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” In our busy lives, we often forget that life is about the journey and not the destination. Although it is important to plan for the future, in the end, TODAY is all that we have. It’s the journey of all of our todays that make up our life.
Don’t forget that if you are at a crossroad or want/need to make changes, Contact me to schedule a free conversation. I promise to ask you many good questions that will help you clarify why you are running and what you are running to.