Living For Today: How To Find Excitement In Everyday Living
In class, one of my former students shared a story of being given a terrible misdiagnosis. The doctors told her that she only had a few months to live. Imagine the shock and horror of hearing such news! I'd never heard this part of her story before. On this particular evening, we were talking about how precious and valuable life is. About how you've got to pursue and live out your dreams.
This is the kind of stuff we discuss in all of my classes.
The conversation shifted to winning the lottery and living out dreams, because at the time, the Powerball was 9 gazillion dollars. So the inevitable, "What would you do?" question popped up. What my student shared next, floored all of us.
She said, "You know, when I thought I was dying all I wanted was more of the every day stuff." I said to her, "More of the mundane?" She said, "Exactly. More of the mundane."
Let that sink in.
More of the mundane. She didn't want to travel the world or visit all 50 states or climb Mt. Everest. Just more of the everyday things you take for granted. Like eating dinner with your family. Talking with your kids. Taking a walk with your spouse. Having a spot of tea with your friend. Everyday matters. Every. Day. Matters. Today matters.
As much as we should be creatures of the moment, the present, the here and now (you're welcome for that Luther Vandross reference), we tend to be folk who are focused on the future. And we should be.
But you shouldn't try to live in the future. Because you can't. You can and should plan for and envision your future. I think you should write out what you want your future to look like. Because you've got dreams to remember.
Coaching Tip: Write out what you want a day in your life to look like in 3 years. What you want it to be. From sunrise to sunset, in great detail, plan your entire day. Then, contact me to receive your FREE gift.
Your dream for today. This day. This minute. Right now. These moments of and in the mundane. Cherish them. Embrace them. Value them. Because they're worth more than all of the lottery winnings in the world.
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I help people just like you find and fulfill their purpose and thrive as they live in the mundane. If you're tired of missing out on your present, contact me. I'd love to help you.