no matter where you go, there you are.
TECHNICALLY, this should be attributed to Confucius.
HOWEVER, my dad used to say this ALL the time when I was a kid, and I was honestly a little suprised when I realized down the road that my dad was quoting the big C.
It’s easy to lose focus on what is truly important when your life is in chaos. It’s easy to focus on the absurd rather than the critical- i.e.- focusing on making money, paying bills and keeping healthy. Lately, I’ve been spending way too much time focusing on little things rather than the big picture. I find that when I actually focus on growing my little consulting business, clients find me. When I get distracted, it’s easy to let a few days go by without working on any actual business development.
At the end of the day, I am only able and capable of taking care of me (and my dogs). Other efforts that I contribute to are going to happen with, or without my glorious advice and worry.
It’s easy to get distracted.
I need to focus on the big picture of my life. I need to keep planning how to get from A to B to seeing my savings account grow. I’m not going anywhere, my bills aren’t going anywhere. I need to be more present and focus on my own stuff. I need to embrace the good things in my life and figure out ways to minimalize the crap and other stressors.
Not sure why I’ve been focused on this quote all morning, but I’m guessing I should probably pay attention.
and this concludes the craptastical deep thought of the week.