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From an early age I have been chasing my dreams and goals passionately.
But in the early days I sometimes could upset myself if things didn’t go as well or fast as I wanted them to.
I’d be too focused on what I hadn’t accomplish yet, too focused on my dream goals instead of enjoying the moment and the things I had already achieved. It was a roller coaster of ups and downs that I created in my mind.
I have learned to change my way of thinking over the years and realized a lot of great things because of it.
Nowadays I am living and fully enjoying my dream while looking forward to the next one that comes along. Yes I said come along. I am not waiting to arrive anymore.
It’s all about learning to be mindful of your thoughts, taking control of your thoughts, deciding what to think and what not to think, deciding what to do and what not to do.
Here’s the key to endlessly enjoy the pursuit of your dreams:
– Lose the goal.
It’s okay to dream about your destination and to feel what it would taste likes to reach your goal. Nothing wrong with that. But once you’ve done that… let it go!
The pursuit of your dreams can drag your spirit up and down if you are too much focused on your goal. Let go your thought of the goal whenever it tries to drag you down and whenever you feel you might not make it.
A goal or dream can take quite some time to achieve and what do you do and feel in the meantime? You enjoy your path.
– Pursue the path
A goal becomes a long tough road and even an impossible one if you don’t fully enjoy your path. It sounds so obvious, but do you really think about what it is you enjoy about your path?
I mean, what if it takes more than a decade to achieve your dream goal? What if your goal doesn’t turn out what you expect of it? What if your dreams and aspirations change along the way? What if your destination doesn’t ultimately fulfill you with the desired happiness?
Well you better be sure you love what you do right now. You better not waste any of your precious time.
You need start thinking in terms of pursuing your path more than pursuing your dreams.
Ask yourself what you would want to do every single moment, why you would enjoy it and why it would fulfill you.
What is it that gets you excited on the short term that you still be wanting to do on the long term?
Think about really small accomplishments. You might want to learn something new, get a little smarter, fitter or more musical. What is it that you love about the moment? What motivates you?
What makes you want to do what you do now over and over again? Is it fun?
Well then let’s make it fun, easy and doable. Make it feel good about yourself. Be inspired and inspire others. Create coolness and sincereness, be absurd or romantic, make it embraceable and worthwhile.
Learn the love the here and now of what you do and pursuit your dreams along the way.
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Very good article. Remind’s me of Osho’s Mindful Meditation. Keep up the good work.