Hey men, do you lose who you are, what you are about, or maybe what is important when you are pressed to do a lot of things at once?
How do you bring yourself back to center, back to calm, back to a place where action can be chosen, and not where reaction happens? What do you do to stay on the path of becoming the man you want to be?
Sometimes I can feel so wound up over things I want to get done, or things I’m asked to do and the tasks and challenges ahead to do them, that I stop seeing what is wonderful in the moment. I can forget how I want to show up in that moment.
I don’t want to live this way. Missing the present moments do not add to the quality and richness of my life. Forgetting to show up as the man I want to be, who I know I am, doesn’t help me. How do you feel about that?
When I catch myself too forward focused, too caught up in a frenetic pace, I’ve decided to remind myself what I am grateful for in that specific moment to help bring myself back to center.
Focusing on what I am grateful for helps me to feel alive and present as I experience the life I am living. This is the only life I have. What is the point of rushing through it, or not fully embracing it?
Are you conscious of who you are as you live your life? I’m not talking about your job title, or your reputation (how others describe and see you). Can you live each day conscious of yourself as a man with hopes, dreams, heartaches, fears, strengths, brilliance, and darkness? Can you live present with all of you?
How can focusing on gratitude give you a sense of calm, a sense of acceptance of you are now, and patient compassion as you become that man you know you can be?