Life is a journey, not a destination.
I have been trying meditation and mindfulness lately. I am not very good at it.
My mind moves a million miles an hour. I have a hard time focusing on the present moment.
Guess what that’s ok. Mindfulness is a journey.
I have been working on Stoicism for three years now. I am still not very good at it.
I have a hard time focusing on what I can control. I have a hard time letting go of the past and not catastrophising the future.
Guess what that’s ok. Stoicism is a journey.
Whatever you are trying to accomplish is a journey.
Beating yourself up because you aren’t the best at something. Doesn’t help you get better.
Anne Lamott in her book on writing Bird by Bird describes writing and life like driving a car at night.
“You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice about writing, or life, I have ever heard.”
You don’t have to have the whole journey figured out.
You have to have a destination in mind but you don’t have to see it. Focus on what is three feet ahead of you, then another three feet.
That’s how you make progress on this journey we call life. A little progress every day.
The path doesn’t have to be perfect. There will be bumps in the road and detours. Just keep moving. You will eventually get to where you want to be.
Enjoy the journey.