This week as I was pulling into the gym parking lot I got rear-ended. Fortunately not badly enough to hurt me, hard enough to get my attention. As I got out of my car to check the damage, there was a moment of annoyance as I looked at the damage to my bumper and knew I was going to miss my “shockwave” class.
But that annoyance faded away as soon as I saw the face of the young man who hit me . . . the guilt and fear in his eyes was unmistakable. I could sense he was beating himself up in a major way especially after he saw my car.
He asked if I was okay and apologized. I reassured him that I was fine, that accidents happen and this is why we have insurance. I was flooded with compassion as I witnessed Andrew battling his own inner judge. It felt like I had a divine appointment with this him to remind him of something very important, which is the same thing I am reminding you of in today’s vlog.
Our mind really loves to time travel. As valuable as the present moment is, we often leave it behind and drift away to “someday . . .” thinking.
Now I am all for envisioning a desirable future. I love dreaming up all the amazing things I will co-create and the experiences I will have – it is super fun and a much better use of the imagination than worry (read more about worry here.)
However someday thinking can get us into trouble. I outline the ways it may be hindering you in today’s vlog.
I have a confession. For the past three weeks I really have not worked that much. After working passionately with my team to release the Secret Sauce video training I did not have a lot of urgent to-do’s and I found myself wanting to do a lot of NOTHING.
I was not writing. I was not really on social media. I was not thinking about strategy or marketing. I was not working on enrolling a retreat or workshop. I wasn’t even working out that much. And I felt guilty about. Like I “should” be doing more. My head was judging me as a big time slacker until something shifted which I share about in today’s vlog.