I was talking the other day about taking things one day at a time. It seems to me, and this is defiantly one of my big downfalls- I know that sometimes I live WAY too much in the future. I sit around and worry about what is going to happen tomorrow. And I think to myself that this is too big, I can’t do it (whatever that may be).
Well, there is this article in Time Magazine a while back that made me think of this. Now, I am not comparing myself or my accomplishments by any means, but this article made me think of this exact thing. The article is about the moon landings in the 60’s. We are coming up on the 45th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11. Well, they are talking about the astronauts and how they were chosen to go…. how they were recruited. The article states that they were chosen for their “coolness under pressure”. It says that when these guys were talking about or thinking about the enormity of what they were doing…. it served them best to not think about it. If they thought about it too much, then it would keep them from getting it done. I have heard this called, “getting up in your head.” Ya don’t want to do it… you don’t want to choke.
Now, this is a little bit different situation, but the result can be the same… don’t think about the task at hand too much. Don’t get up in your head about whatever you are trying to do. If you think too much about your goal- You will think “OMG– I have to loose 100lbs, or I want to run a marathon, or I want to write a book…. then that is too much. You may not do anything if you get that mentality. Just take it one day at a time!!
If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in?- Unknown