The biggest lie we tell ourselves is that we have to figure everything out right now.
No mind that I’m 20 or that I work two jobs or that I’m a full time student.
I need to know what my career is going to be right now!
I need to know what my kid’s names will be right now!
I need to know where I want to intern at next summer right now!
Thinking this way is not only stressing me out, it’s also robbing me of my right now! So what if I don’t have all the answers? I’m not supposed to. So what if my life feels like chaos most of the time? It keeps things interesting.
It’s really hard for me to live in the moment. I’m always planning and thinking ahead. I want to be organized and on top of everything. And there’s nothing wrong with this, but I start to feel inadequate because I don’t know what my future holds.
But the thing is, we’re not supposed to know what the future holds. If we did, what would be the point?
I know that the choices I make everyday are going to impact and shape my future, so all I can do is focus on making good choices that are going to set me up for success. The rest is something to worry about when the time comes.
So here’s to living in the present; there’s no place like it, my friends.