There are times I get all trees-for-the-forest (as in, I can't see the trees because all I see is the great vast forest). I allow myself to get so caught up in how I'm not exactly where I think I want to be, almost overlooking all the fantastically great stuff that is going on right now.
So, I'm working on that. I take time at least daily to appreciate all that is stellar in my life: I've got legs that allow me hour-long walks several times a week. I've got a family who indulges this. Libraries. I live near mountains, rivers, and lakes. Books. Nourishing food. Affordable housing. Interweb access that allows me to keep in touch with loved ones and to catch up on my blog roll. Artown. Have I mentioned anything involving the printed word yet?
Suffice it to say that there's a whole lot of good going on. And yet...well, sometimes an overwhelming impatience siezes me. I am absolutely beyond ready to realize the next bit of my shiny vision for my future. But, I know that I won't wake up tomorrow in the dream made manifest and, because of that knowledge, I sometimes find it hard to start the journey to the goal.
So, what I'm wondering today is: how/where do you find the motivation both to strive for what it is you desire and to enjoy what you have right this very moment?
I know that there won't be one and only one salve to smooth over my fraught nerves; I'd just like to hear what works for others.
Right now, I'm thinking along the lines of vision boards (mine is packed away and only had one item on it anyhow), breaking down my larger goal into smaller steps, doing something that feels less abstract to keep in mind the good I experience daily.