Some people think life is all about how much we accomplish.
Or how quickly they get to their goals.
Maybe it is all about becoming an executive.
Or perhaps about selling their startup.
They think about how quickly they can become a millionaire.
After that, it is all about making ten times that much.
Yet we don't realize that going after our goals is only one aspect of life.
In fact, it may not even be the most important aspect of life.
What about our family and our friends?
Relationships are not something to check off a list.
Or how connected we are to our community.
Climbing the highest mountain may be a noble desire.
Yet we often forget to think about what we will do should we become injured along the way.
We rarely consider how we would respond to a tragedy to a great loss.
It is filled with ups and downs, and many moments when we move sideways.
Our long term plans often fall by the wayside for something more important to us.
Maybe a relative health issues end up taking us in totally different direction.
Or an accident that causes us permanent physical damage.
And who we bounce with.
We all hit the bottom sometime.
Do we stay there, or get back up?
Yet we make our goals more important than how we live our lives.
When in all consideration, the opposite is true.
How we live our lives is not only more important, it is everything.
If we look at how we show up everyday, day in and day out, that is where the real prize is.
With the people we love and care about.
Doing the things we love to do.
The experience of walking in the woods or swimming in the ocean.
Seeing the beauty of the world and feeling what it is like to just be home.
It may not all feel good.
And those times are equally important.
We run, we jump, we trip, we fall, and we bounce all the time.
How well we bounce and get back up off the ground says volumes about us.
So where are you concentrating more on the goals than on the journey?
How can you live life more in the moment and cultivate your bounce?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant