Be Present

“Life is what happens when your busy making plans for the future.”

It is so easy to get caught up thinking about your goals and the future. I know a lot of high achievers that spend their time thinking about their next project or their next goal. Goals are a necessity and are very important if you are trying to accomplish anything. But you also don’t want this focus to be at the expense of enjoying the present.

Today I was coaching the 6am CrossFit class at Kauai CrossFit. A beautiful rainbow appeared right before we were going to start the workout. I was so happy to see the reactions on my clients faces as they ran to grab their phones to take a picture of the double rainbow.

It would have been very easy for them to ignore the beauty of the rainbow and be thinking about the workout that they were about to do. They could have been thinking about what they have to do at work later in the day. They could be thinking about some important life decision that is coming up for them.

I know that no matter how stressed or crazy our lives are that there are things we can appreciate and be grateful for . There are beautiful things we can notice everyday if we take the time to be present in the moment.

I think that is why people love standing at the edge of a cliff or looking out to a sunrise or sunset. Because just for that moment, you are present.

I challenge you to find those moments more often throughout your day with your family, your work, and your everyday activities.

Please comment below and share with me anything you noticed recently.

Author: jpbolwahnn

JP is a Former Navy SEAL coaching professionals to their highest quality of life through health and mental performance.

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