I was walking my dog in the neighborhood when a young lady asked me for directions. I offered to show her the way — I just needed a moment to put on my sweatshirt. She said she couldn’t wait; she was late. I tried to tell her where to go. A few minutes later I noticed her walking in the distance, headed in the wrong direction.
Is this an analogy for your busy life? Are you so busy that you don’t have time to pause, even for a moment, to figure out where you are going? When friends and family offer you a helping hand, do you run right by them? Do you ever find yourself disconnected from what matters most to you, and wondering how you got so lost?
Stop, pause, take a breath. Be kind to yourself, and give yourself permission to relax and get in touch with what matters most to you. Consider where you are in life and where you want to be.
Running fast and working hard without a clear understanding of where you want to go is likely to get you nowhere fast. When you slow down and point yourself in the right direction, you often feel less stressed as you accomplish remarkable things.
Are you headed in the right direction? If not, what one small change could you make today to start heading where you want to go?