Looking ahead. It is what we do as Americans. We are always looking to grow our business, earn more money, become a better parent, or workout more often.
Looking for the best, we compare ourselves to people who have more money, are in better shape, or whose kids do better in school. I don’t know about you, but this endless zeal for more and better leaves me discouraged and exhausted.
Take a deep breath and look back. Notice how far you have come over the last five years. Reflect on what you have learned, the relationships you have built, the difference you have made in the lives of others, and how you have honed your skills and talents at work. Just for a moment, allow yourself to feel proud of your accomplishments and to feel grateful for all your blessings. Notice how you feel now.
As you look backward, you may find yourself feeling relaxed and grateful about where you are and energized for the future.