Life is a Marathon not a Sprint

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why” –Eddie Cantor

Life is a journey folks, if you haven’t noticed that yet. No matter how long you live in this lifetime, you will never get it all done.

The level of satisfaction after achieving a goal can be short-lived. We say yippee, for about a minute after we have achieved something, then it is back to feeling sub par again.

 

Slow Down

We have to remember that life is a marathon, not a sprint. Do you drive your car like a maniac every time you get behind the wheel? What is going through your mind to cause you to drive this way? Do you tailgate people who are not driving as fast as you would like?

I hope you answered no to these questions. 🙂

People tend to perceive life as if it is happening to them, in reality they are creating their experience. You are both the cause and effect of life. So slow down your breathing a little and chill out man.

We all have many more days of life left to live, so lets start enjoying them.

Have you ever taken a look at healthy senior citizens, they are not in a hurry. You would think that being closer to death would make them hurry a little. What they had realized is that life is a marathon, not a sprint.

There is no end to your life, this experience is just one of many.

No worries

Life Is A Process

Life is a long process with no definitive end in sight. I would suggest to you that when you are doing anything, to slow down and enjoy it. Learn to enjoy the process more, because that is where you will spend the majority of your time.

Now you might say to me that your job requires you to work fast. The more I get done, the more I get paid.

Well that’s just dandy, how about a job where there is a little more freedom to work at your own pace instead. Or better yet, maybe you jam pack your day with things to do. From sunrise to sunset it is an entire to do list.

I would remind you that you, for the most part, get to design and create your schedule.

The world and it’s people are going about life at an almost frantic pace. People are driving faster, talking faster, walking faster, and breathing faster. Why is that you may be asking yourself ?

Our minds are literally speeding up to a pace that we barely can keep up with anymore.

We have our  jumbo coffee’s, cell phones, overbooked schedules, and deadlines to meet. Remember, we created this lifestyle, so that also means we can create a new one, that better suits our well-being.

Have you ever watched a small child playing with one of their toys. Just totally in the moment, savoring every last experience. Their minds aren’t concerned about anything except what is right in front of them.

They are totally in the present moment, consciously creating what they want.

When was the last time you were able to do that for any length of time? Having trouble remembering are we.

Don’t worry, this is a common problem in this modern world that we live in. No matter how many problems you solve, or how many challenges that you overcome, there will be more.

Now I am not trying to tell you do just give up, what I would like for you to do is simply change your perspective.

Life is a marathon, not a sprint, and you will never get it all done. So slow down already. 🙂

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