Enjoy the journey and stop worrying how you are going to get to where you want to go.
It’s so easy to get caught up worrying about your life’s path. It’s like riding a bus and constantly looking out the front window to see where the driver is headed. You worry if he is going the right way rather than looking out the window to appreciate the journey passing you by.
One of the greatest lessons I have learnt in my life is that I need to commit to the result I want to achieve rather than attach to the journey it takes to achieve that result. Attaching to a journey equates to trying to control every move and forcing things to follow a certain path. After working on several large projects, and establishing a successful career, I have slowly let go of trying to control the path. I remind myself about the result I am seeing and try to connect to the feeling of achieving just that.
Trying to control a journey does not mean you are working hard to make sure you get to where you want to go. In actual fact, attempting to force it ends up causing you more stress which makes it hard to actually enjoy the process.
Have you ever tried so hard to achieve something and, when you finally throw your hands up in frustration and walk away, there is a shift. All of a sudden things start to go your way. Fear causes us to over compensate by trying to control everything. Even as I write this post I reflect back on my life and realize how much easier it is for me now. I manifest and create results compared to years ago when I would almost kill myself to ensure the job got done right. Trust is a key part of any journey, and of any result.
Sometimes things are not meant to happen when or how we want them to. I thought my documentary Let’s Talk About Sex would take me 2 years to complete. It took 4; I was hoping to shoot certain models for Natural Beauty and yet others ended up coming onboard. The results were just as I had imagined but, in both cases, each journey took a different path. As I start to let go more, and trust the universe, I can stop watching the road ahead and start enjoying the scenery. And that’s what it’s really all about.