You Can’t Start At The End

by Frank

Recently I have been bombarded with idea after idea of things I would like to pursue. Every day, every moment, every hour, that goes by I feel like the very plans I made for myself are slowly slipping through my grasp. I am a mess. I have so many ideas that I don’t know where to start. How do you decide what is most important? Where do I begin?

Many times in my life I can recall wanting something so bad and being too impatient to wait for it to come to pass. When I was a kid I wanted to be a grown up. Now that I am a grown up I want to be a kid again. In the mean time I have rushed through all that has happened in between. In my hopes of quickly getting to my future I forgot to be “present” in my present.

Everyday I get stressed about a wasted minute, a wasted opportunity. I never feel like I have done enough. I feel that if I didn’t take 10 steps forward I have taken 20 steps backwards. I have an unrealistic expectation of my time. I hear at church people say tomorrow isn’t promised and I take it to heart. I live in an expedient realm of reality that makes me want to finish everything before I start. Guess what? I am not alone.

I am speeding down the road of life, doing 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. What makes it even worse I have taken the scenic route and I am just speeding by all of the amazing sights, sounds, and experiences. Please take my advice, slow down and enjoy the beauty of the things that surround you. Sometimes the adventure is the best part of the journey not just the destination.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present,” Master Oogway, from Kung Fu Panda.

(Disney is dropping knowledge.)

Speeding through life

Are you willing to take your foot off of the gas?