Being Here Now

Arboretum at Halloween

Being here now.

Easier said than done.

There are always plans to make. Projects to start. People to see. Posts to do.

Except for one thing. If you’re constantly living in the future, it’s all too easy to miss the beauty of today.

Goals can be so compelling. So encompassing. So engaging.  So much so that it’s all too easy to get lured into some future state that doesn’t yet exist.

Don’t get me wrong. Visualizing the future is a powerful way to make it happen.

But too much visualization and too little living in the moment can lead to wishing your life away.

It always makes me a bit sad the way people react to Mondays. As if it’s a day to simply be endured. On the way to more enjoyable days of the week.

But you can have as much fun on a Monday . . . as on a Wednesday . . . as on a Saturday. It’s all about your mindset. And embracing every day as potentially the best one of your life.

Sometimes I get so focused on a goal that I neglect to savor the moment. To enjoy the process as it’s unfolding. To make the journey sweeter than the destination.

That’s when my husband reminds me of the sage philosopher, Dr. Seuss. He wisely said, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

The key is to enjoy each moment as it unfolds. How do you do that? By being here now.


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Caroline Leach

Hi, I'm Caroline Leach. I help people and organizations tell their stories. I'm a Marketing VP at AT&T, a former Communications VP at DIRECTV and an alum of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. This blog, How to Build Your Career through Social Media, shows you how to build your personal brand, advance your career and embrace your future. It helps you promote your employer and your network too. Opinions expressed in this blog are my own. Your comments are welcomed and encouraged. I'd love to hear from you!

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