Most of us make complex long-term schemes and plans but stay blind to the simplicity of everyday life. Every goal can seem less possible by the minute if its realization isn’t constructed well.
Constructing your goals means forging a path made out of smaller goals. They are more achievable by themselves and provide excellent motivation along the way.
It all comes down to perspective. If you look at simple tasks, such as going to the store or doing push-ups, as something insignificant – you will get the same feeling of insignificance. However, if you choose to bestow significance upon them, you will both feel better about yourself and your accomplishments, giving you extra energy.
That energy will turn into the ultimate human feeling – curiosity. You will be curious to find out how far can you go and how much can you accomplish. Every next goal will seem simpler and simpler, allowing you to create a gateway for really great things.
The one thing that you also must not omit is – appreciation. Be grateful and aware that everything you have is a result of your own action and hard work. You are better and more experienced than yesterday’s version of yourself. That is a feat not many can pull off and you should really be proud of yourself and the fact that you’ve come along so far in such a short amount of time.
Top 10 Quotes defining Importance of Enjoying Simple Pleasures
“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
― Khalil Gibran
“Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honors, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.”
― David Brainerd
“If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhileness’s I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.”
― Audrey Hepburn
“That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“I think I’m a combination of very simple pleasures and the fact I’ve read a lot of books. I don’t think it’s a binary opposition across the board in humans and I think I’m an example that it’s not. I’m hosting gay marriage rallies and I have tons of guns at home. There’s a lot of middle ground in the world and I’m one of those people.”
― Dax Shepard
“Serenity is the balance between good and bad, life and death, horrors and pleasures. Life is, as it were, defined by death. If there wasn’t death of things, then there wouldn’t be any life to celebrate.”
― Norman Davies
“Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri
“It was as if I had only just been able to see colors and shapes for the first time. I was so enthralled with the buttons on Lestat’s black coat that I looked at nothing else for a long time.”
― Anne Rice
“A nice warm shower, a cup of tea, and a caring ear may be all you need to warm your heart.”
― Charles F. Glassman
“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster
Recognize Little Gems of Happiness
Sure, having big shiny dreams is captivating, but only for a limited period of time. Setting smaller goals every day causes a myriad of small pleasures. They’re the building blocks of life. So, whether it is a walk in the park, an ice cream of your favorite song – sit down for a moment and cherish your current state. Dissolve it into pieces and realize how the picture wouldn’t be whole without all the parts together.