We’re so eager for more. More skills, more beauty, more beard, more of anything, everything. It’s as if we aren’t good enough the way we are right now. Yeah, it’s a great idea to invest in yourself and “try to be a little better than you were yesterday”. But is there a point where we’ve gone too far? We try so hard to measure up to what we think people want from us. We find ourselves rushing to perfection and completion, for what?
Becoming more of anything is a process and requires time; it takes patience. Like a tree, you can’t force it to grow. All you have control over is how well you take care of it. You can water it, trim it, fertilize it, keep it in the sun, and maybe even tie it to a stick for it to grow straight. How fast it grows, how big it becomes is not up to you… it’s up to the laws of nature. Life is a parallel. You can’t rush your growth or development, you can’t rush your career and you shouldn’t rush your relationships. They all require time to grow and mature, starting from something small. And with patience and care, they can become something beautiful.
That’s the way life is. We often fall in the mindset that life begins when we find what we’re looking for, but that’s not the case. Life is in the looking, the journey. It’s doesn’t end when you marry the person of your dreams, it doesn’t end when you win the lottery, it doesn’t end when you become famous, it keeps going. So why are we in such a hurry to get where? Death? The future? I don’t know.
Love who you are and where you’re at now, today, because today is where you live life. The past is gone and the future is yet to be, but the present is here and happening. Continue to have dreams, have goals bigger than you. Aspire for that which you want and follow your heart. Plant as many good seeds as you can and watch them grow as you tend them. But at the end of the day, fall in love with YOU and who YOU are, today!