Slow Down and Enjoy The Ride

30
May

Slow Down and Enjoy The Ride

You have heard that before haven’t you? What about it’s not about the destination it’s about the journey? I know I have heard these many times as I grew up but only until I became older and wiser did the meaning of these statements dawn on me.

I knew what they meant but I didn’t fully appreciate the wisdom of them till now. So often in life, we look forward to a specific destination in life only to miss what is happening to us every day. We race to finish school to go to college, we race to get a job after college, then we bid our time until we retire, and then we are ready to enjoy life. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to race through 60 years to enjoy 10. 

How many times have you looked back at a time of your life and thought ” Those were some of the best days of my life”? Although at the time you were actually not that happy. The reason we romanticize the past is because we forget the struggles we faced in those times and only remember the good times. 

The funny part is without the struggles we would never have enjoyed to good times. Life is a struggle plain and simple. The only way to enjoy life every single day is to embrace that struggle and find meaning in the journey. 

Time continues to tick on us all, and one day it will all be over. Are you sacrificing today for tomorrow? Do you really enjoy what you do? Are you looking towards retirement as your life goal? Are you excited when you wake up in the morning with a fresh slate to create the life you desire? These are all questions you should be asking yourself. 

Is there a better way to live? I talk to people EVERYDAY that don’t have time to train because they feel like they have to work Mon-Fri 8-6( That’s right no one works a 9-5 anymore). They are unhappy with their jobs, and they are unhappy with their selves, but they can’t quit!!! They are scared of not having enough money, or they don’t really know what they are passionate about.

What do you really need to be happy? A roof over your head, food in your belly, and people to share your life with. Cut out the luxuries, move to a smaller place, buy a cheap car, and educate yourself to be more marketable. Spend less and make more. Invest your money back into your self. 

Stop sacrificing your time for money. Do something you enjoy every day. It’s not about the destination it’s about the journey. Travel more, spend more time with your kids, put your health first! Once you’re sick it’s too late. The sad thing is that one day you’ll wake up and realize your life has passed by and you didn’t really even take the chances you wanted to take. Sing, dance, joke, write, record, love, laugh, train, play, and take some risks!!!

Stop racing from one red light to another and enjoy the ride. If you’re not enjoying the ride you’re on then get off that on and try another. 

Life is Short. Live Happy, Live Healthy, Live Free.