I was interviewed last month for the Healthy, Wealthy, and Enlightened Success Telesummit and one of the questions asked by Sylvia Coleman was, What would you tell your younger self about success and mindfulness that you know now that you didn’t know then?
My immediate response was to enjoy the ride, the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows in business and in life. It’s so important to be present for all of it, because when we aren’t, we miss it. Just like making the most of these last days of summer, it’s not too late to have a good day, turn something around, learn from a mistake, get more clear, make a difference, start something new or complete something old.
Having said all that, do I ever wish I would have started yoga, surfing, meditating, or saving money earlier in my life? Do I wish I would have hiked even more this summer? Absolutely! But focusing on all the things I didn’t do doesn’t lead to my happiness and freedom. Focusing on the now, as trite as it sounds is where we have the power of choice.
What could you do, now that you know it’s not too late?
It’s only too late if you think it is and do not begin. Whether it’s taking a hike or meeting your neighbors, I invite you to begin today! It’s not too late to have a great summer—or anything else in your life. I would love to hear what you do.