There are times, like today, where I feel a thousand miles away from where I want to be.
It’s as if I’m on one side of the chasm and my ideal lifestyle is on the other side.
And looking down the chasm is filled with lava and crocodiles (with heat-resistant skin).
Even worse, it looks there’s a party raging without me on the other side.
And no-one seems to notice me over here.
But this is where I am.
None of that other stuff matters.
Over there, is the same as it is over here, full of problems and challenges to face, lessons to learn, fears to overcome. They may look different but they have the same undercurrent (of lava).
I can woo-woo all day about how we should be more present and self-aware, but that’s not practical nor actionable. What matters is today.
To be here, is a daily slice of what it means to be there. And to live each day like it is the most important day of my life is the biggest success I could hope to achieve. Because that makes today matter, and it makes each day looking back memorable, and each day going forward meaningful.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #518