Think of something you’ve wanted for a relatively long time, something that you’ve been working towards. Choose something that doesn’t feel frivolous, but something that you know would make a difference to your life and, perhaps, also the lives of those you love.
It could be a better home for your family, a safer car, being able to only eat organic food.
Looking back to when you first wanted this positive addition or change in your life, have you been tracking your success in making your way towards it?
When you first said, for example, “I want a better home in a better neighbourhood so my kids can go outside without me worrying about them”, did you break down what steps you’d need to achieve to get that home or did you just put it out to the Universe, hoping that the Universe would deliver?
Have you, at any stage, celebrated your progress or is celebration something you plan to do only if and when you achieve this goal?
If we don’t break a want down into smaller steps and watch our progress, celebrating every step along the way, it’ll be so much harder to truly celebrate achieving that at the end of, what could be, a very long road. Because by the time you achieve what you wanted, it will have taken so much time and effort that you’ll feel flat, you may have forgotten along the way what you’re working towards, or you’ll have already moved on to your next want.
So today, I invite you to think of something you’ve wanted for a relatively long time, something that would make a positive difference. And I want you to break your journey down, from the beginning to today, into steps.
Then I invite you to celebrate and express gratitude for achieving each and every one of those steps.
When you do, that will give you a greater sense of accomplishment and you’ll greater appreciate, today, how far you’ve already come. You’ll greater appreciate how much better your life is today than it was at the start.
And now that you can see just how much you’ve already achieved and just how far you’ve come, can you whole-heartedly, today, simply celebrate where you are today without looking to the future with want?