When I started thinking about what to write about this one, I found myself feeling a bit perplexed and wondering if it might be a bit too fuzzy to include as a success factor.
Ultimately I realized that if I look at the big picture of how I'm choosing to define success - feeling truly alive in all parts of my life - it's a no brainer that this one belongs here.
How often have you found yourself so wrapped up in what might happen in the future that you only partially experience what is happening to you right here and right now? Or you're so involved in something you're trying to accomplish in your work world that you see your spouse's/partner's lips move, but only really absorb 10% of what they're saying?
I know getting caught up in "something else" at the expense of the here and now happens to me more than I would like to admit. Whether that is because of a focus on something I'm trying to do, anxiety about something that will or won't happen, or just an overload-induced feeling of scatteredness, that obsession with "something else" robs me of the opportunity to fully experience life.
This is one of a series of posts exploring my definition for success in my own journey. You can see the original post with the big picture here.