It’s January 2nd, 2016. The beginning of a new year – complete with new plans, dreams, hopes, wishes and yes….even some fears. For me, it’s the fear of not following my plans and dreams. A vicious cycle, eh? I’ve found what gets in the way is…life. I get sidetracked. Pulled off the road by a seductive sign, promising a cold beverage at the end of a dirt path. It’s so very easy to lose sight of our destination – there are so many distractions.
I find the beginning of a new year quite thrilling – the promise of what’s ahead, the clean feeling of washing the past years unfulfilled pixie dust from my hands. We get to start fresh, renewed, with nothing but the days ahead to entice us.
But the truth is, life, and our living of it, gets in the way. John Lennon said it best – “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” We hear ya, John. We get so wrapped up in our day to day living that we forget the big picture…and in that forgetfulness, we wake up Rip Van Winkle style and wonder if we’ve been napping for 20 years.
So – the question is clear – how do we stay focused on what matters most to us? How do we avoid leaving the track?