Who Doesn’t Love
It’s exciting. Compelling. It’s yippee yahoo.
If you take your pulse, it’s probably chuggin’ along. Cho cho!!!
What we think we want, what’s on offer in this very moment, we can get right now.
It’s like life has posted signs that read: “No Waiting!” “Immediate Seating!” “Proceed at Will!” “Walk-ins Welcome!”
We flat out disregard tomorrow. Who cares if it comes or not?!
In this moment, our impulses are on the fast track.
These are the same ones that push aside…The Long View.
The train is leaving the station, and you jump on it. You don’t exactly know where it’s going, but in the moment, you couldn’t care less.
You lose all sense of time, but why not? Living just for today, sometimes causes us to blur out also keeping track of tomorrow.
And the Long View!
Advertisers love us. Barflies love us. Pharmaceutical concerns love us. Credit card companies love us.
Potential relationship partners love us. Flaky friends love us. Authors love us. Calories love us.
Especially while living in certain no-holes-barred moments!
One thing I know for sure I personally didn’t get to the age of 61 without also being present in some form or fashion to a container full of tomorrows.
That’s why The Long View is so important.
There is no “morning after” pill available from any pharmacy on the planet that wipes from our bodies, minds, and spirits expedited in-the-moment decisions.
When was the last time you stopped, and looked at The Long View?
This post is not meant to curb your appetite for living in the moment.
But, it should affect how you consciously live your daily life.
Your subconscious always follows your lead.
The decisions you make today DO have long-term implications.
You may not see or hear or feel their effects for some time to come. Choose your impulsive decisions wisely!
What’s that Meat Loaf song? “Let Me Sleep On It.” You may be happy you waited ‘til the morning.
I too love immediate gratification, but I have learned to also be mindful of how it feels to be derailed or even more graphic…bitten in the caboose.
The same fast train leaving the station today, will most likely be doing so, same time tomorrow.
When and if, or even before you jump on board, check to see if any of The Long View seats are available.
Scope out where you just might end up when it gets further down the tracks.
Before you make another “snap” decision, form another rose colored judgement, have another boom shaka laka outburst, tally-ho another expenditure…
Will you at least consider The Long View a bit more carefully???