Going Forward

A famous person once said, “There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” That person was Albert Einstein.

Have you ever noticed that more often in life we tend to take care of everyone else and leave ourselves shortchanged, exhausted and only wanting to take the small amount of time we’ve carved out for ourselves to catch up on things that we neglected?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a selfish self-centered individual.  However, I’ve come to realize that by my being there for others and putting my needs, desires, and dreams on the back burner that I am in fact procrastinating.  I am going the extra mile for others and using those deeds, as excuses for not doing that which I desire.  

Well no more!  I mean really, what is the purpose of setting goals if not to work towards them and rewarding oneself with the fruit of thy labor.  Isn’t that exactly what I am doing when I extend my services and/or lend a hand to others and don’t at least work on steps towards my own goals?

Going forward, I will continue to carry out acts of kindness and help whenever I can, however, each and every day, I will also work towards my goals as well. For I’ve come to realize that gratitude and change is the only way that I will be able to get to where I want to be.


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