It’s a new year and with that comes the collective optimism associated with a clean slate. However, it’s widely known that most New Year’s resolutions don’t survive. Within weeks (if not days), the declarations fade in intensity as most of us will settle back into known routines.
For some, though they laugh it off, guilt sets in as they count it as personal failure. However, there is no failure if one makes the choice to begin again. To engage your inner fire and try again to do what’s best for you is always victorious. Beyond all resolutions, is one that matters most.
Much time is spent being overly concerned with perfect outcomes. For example, a bride engrossed with minute details may fail to enjoy the wedding. Or consider the stage parent obsessed with their child’s execution, that they miss the delight in the performance.
To strive for excellence is admirable. However, it becomes problematic when the pursuit of perfection counters the gift available in the moment. Like an athlete in the zone, full immersion is the key. Show up fully and trust magic to come along for the ride. It inevitably follows presence.