We face hundreds of decisions every day and millions within our lifetime about who to spend time with and what to spend our time on. Just as a big novel is to a film, the world offers us infinitely more options than a single life can accommodate without becoming a jumbled montage and leaving us feeling frantic and unsatisfied.
The most inspiring aspect of this truth is that as long as we’re taking steps in the direction we want to go, we will get there. If you want to get there faster you just have to put more steam into it. Don’t be discouraged that you are not making headway on your goals, if you are working on them on a regular basis…
What do I mean by “little dings”? I mean those seemingly small decisions you make in the course of a day or evening that go against what you know to be the right thing to do. The more you know that what you are doing is not the right thing to do, the bigger the ding.
Celebrating is not the most practical or rational thing to do but that is precisely why I think it is so important. Celebrations are markers in our lives just as rites of passage are, and just as we have narrowed down the rites of passage to marriage and anniversaries, I think many of us once we hit our thirties, tend to limit our celebrations.