I'm reasonably patient for how much I hate to wait, but when I'm waiting for something to make me happier, I'm pretty dang impatient.
I was browsing a greeting card store for a Birthday card this past weekend when I stumbled upon a card with a quote that I had seen many times. It read:
"For a long time it seems to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination." - Souza
I really needed this reminder. I need to enjoy and cherish the journey from now until moving, now until my next race, now until something big happens at work, etc. Be happy today, don't wait to be happy until tomorrow.
This really resonates with my training as of late. I have been discouraged by my speed, or lack there of. I know it will come with hard work and time, but I can't wait until I'm swim/bike/running my goal pace. There's that waiting again... Yes, all my workouts will bundle up into one big goal that will eventually be reached, but that shouldn't stop me from loving and totally enjoying the track workout I did last night or the long ass swim I did this morning or the yoga class I'll do later.
So that's what I plan to work on. I will consciously enjoy this training journey that I'm on and live in the moment with each workout. I'll be happy for today and today's workout and it'll be a super bonus when I all my hard work pays off to reach that big goal.
Does anyone else feel this way sometimes?