Power of the Moment
Where did it go? I turned my head for a moment and the summer was gone. Yes, it was a grand summer filled with family travels, especially visiting amusement parks.
Each park had huge rides and entertainment galore. The real attractions were the people looking to find exhilaration and a sense of adventure, and in my mind courage, to be tossed, thrown, jolted, and turned upside-down and down-side up on some of the scariest rides. When you are facing drops of up to a couple hundred feet, or being suspended in mid air, you have no choice but to be “in the now” and enjoy or fear the “thrill of it all.”
So, what happens when we leave the fantasy and get into the zone of our real lives? We forget about being in the moment and go back to being in the past or being in the future. We forget about the power of the moment and the opportunities that can arise when we are in the present.
We are all busy with our lives, rushing around like little robots, thinking of the work that needs to get done, the emails and texts that need addressing, and the “absolutely necessary calls” that we have to make. We have lost the ability to see how the quality of our lives has shifted.
If you were to view your life looking down from a helicopter what would you see? Would you say that you’re running your life, or that life is running you?
We all get caught up in the vortex of our existence. Without realizing it, we are carelessly flitting away precious and fragile moments without truly understanding the consequences of our actions. And what might those consequences be, you ask? How about never reliving those lost moments!
Denis Waitley, a Motivational Speaker and Author had this to say about the Power of the Moment:
“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future,
and live in the only moment of time, over which you have any control: NOW.”
I offer you a powerful question as we head into a new season and set new goals:
How can living in the moment help you professionally and personally
achieve your desired outcomes in a more supportive and effective way?
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