A lot of people set themselves goals, whether it is to earn a certain amount of money, to
work less, to have more 'me' time or to run a marathon but how many of us are losing sight
of the long term goal?
Surely our biggest goal is to be happy, healthy and alive for as long as possible. I know
someone recently who became very ill and just after becoming ill they came into some
money. Their exact words were ' What's the point of the money when I don't have my health.'
Are we all too busy chasing money to even live right here, right now let alone think years
down the road? If we take a bit of time out to look at our lives right now-today then we
could make massive changes every day that will keep the future ticking over without much thought
which will allow us to concentrate on the here and now and enjoy it. Making tomorrow's
here and now enjoyable and the day after that and .............
The best quote that sums this up was made by the Dalai Lama
"He was asked what surprised him most about humanity- Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die and then dies having never really lived"
So what can you change that will make that a ultimate goal be achievable without having to
go through a whole load of grief, heartache and pain to potentially not achieve it? If I gave
you two choices today which one would you take-
Choice 1- live a happy healthy productive life, be able to achieve basic physical challenges
for years to come and be able to constantly challenge yourself.
Choice 2- slowly start to find basics of life harder. Be unable to perform to your best and
have to limit your daily goals well before you have to.
Both of these choices are mostly pre- determined by your life choices made now. Not tomorrow, or next year but now.
If you chose 2 then the only question I have is why?
Remember-You will never be as young as you are today!