Now: A moment of light and clarity

In my latest post What comes first: success or happiness? I ask this particular and challenging question: “What if we set our mind to be a person above the average?” Even me, sometimes I get anxious and perhaps a little worried thinking about if what I’m doing to reach my goals, to make my dreams come true, to face my destiny is enough. For others may be also hard to think of risking what they already have for the chance of something better.

It always seems to come down to “dreams”, a very inspiring word for sure. We hear it in poems, songs, speeches, motivational talks, you name it, but in our mind seems like it’s always something distant to reach, projected only in a future that lives in an uncertain world and time that may never come.

What we keep forgetting is that all that we have is “now”. Ask yourself: What am I doing right this second to make my dreams become my reality? Even if you are busy with some others things you can still do something, such as having positive thoughts and plan your future, for example. And don’t get confused here again, these thoughts must not be part of daydreaming but plans about maybe small steps that you can take immediately or in the near future, let’s say in a day or two, that can lead you to whatever is that you want.

Look for the opportunities, repeat to yourself that you must do something to get what you want. Don’t forget that you are aiming for success. Move “the pieces of the puzzle” when you are feeling stuck. Sometimes what you have to do might have nothing to do with your goal, but you need that to find answers, create opportunities, open doors, and have better chances.

The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: you create a great future by creating a good present. -Eckhart Tolle.

Be present in this moment and realize that the next minute is also part of your future. Feel happy about this moment of light and clarity and you will be automatically adding happiness to your days.

You never know what could come next, and that’s life. There are always risks, and the worst of them is losing the chance to live the life you deserve.

2 thoughts on “Now: A moment of light and clarity

  1. Hi Carolina! Thank you for sharing this inspirational post. I learned the hard way that I couldn’t dream my way to where I wanted to be. I couldn’t hope for things to get better. I was lost in a nightmare depression (and have 9 months where I basically leave my bed). Every day I hoped things would get better. I begged the Universe for the medicine to work. In my dreams I was healthy and strong but when I awoke, I was still lost in my dark depression. Then one day I started thinking about all my training in goal setting: vision, mission, strategic goals, key goals, steps to goals, baby steps. I vowed I was going to battle my way out depression and achieve my vision. It took a million baby steps, but I got there because I kept my goal in mind (and lots of help from therapy, support, medicine, and my dog Molly). These goals propelled me forward. Thank you for reminding all of us that we must “look for the opportunities, repeat to yourself that you must do something to get what you want. Don’t forget that you are aiming for success.” Big hugs!

    • Hello Kelly! Thank you for sharing these words with us. Personally I can understand and relate in a way with your story, and that’s one of the reasons why I started this website. My mission is to inspire people like us, while along the way I keep reminding myself that doors can open to anyone and everyone, but we must find the courage to knock on them first. I’m proud of you for your determination in getting yourself out of depression. Vow to never go back to those days! It makes me happy that you mentioned your dog Molly, I’m a dog lover too, and I can certainly say that I don’t know what I’d do without them.
      Sending much love and success your way!

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