I was at my mastermind retreat in California. Being that I live in New Jersey I found myself very awake and productive at 5:00 in the morning and went to the gym at 5:45.
After my workout, I was standing by the water cooler and looked out the window. There was a beautiful sunrise. One of the hotel attendants was next to me and I said, “Look at the beautiful sunrise.” She was courteous to me, but yet I could see in her eyes that she assumed that I wanted something from her or was complaining about something. I said, “Everything is okay, I just don’t want you to miss the good stuff.”
So often in our day-to-day lives we end up focused on the things that are not going well, on what we still have to do or more often, what we think we’ll never get around to doing. We spend our day beating ourselves up instead of paying attention to what is going right.
These past couple of months I’ve been in a bit of a rut. Sure things are going okay. I have great clients and I enjoy what I’m doing. Technically things were going well, yet I kept thinking about what wasn’t going well, the things I wasn’t doing or hadn’t summoned up my energy to do. In my own rut I lost sight of the all the wonderful things going on in my life…the beautiful sunrise that exists around me every day.