It is easy to get distracted by people and things wanting your attention.
I challenge you to abstain, relax, enjoy. Why rush?
Leo Babauta writes about the importance of living without goals. He explains why plans fall down, paths deviate, and objectives misfire.
What do you do, then? Lay around on the couch all day, sleeping and watching TV and eating Ho-Hos? No, you simply do. You find something you’re passionate about, and do it. Just because you don’t have goals doesn’t mean you do nothing — you can create, you can produce, you can follow your passion.
Leo refers to taking the road less traveled. I know it well.
I still bounce around on its peculiar path, having an idea where I go but not greatly caring.
One of my favorite quotations is by John Steinbeck, which he pens in Travels with Charley:
In Spanish there is a word for which I can’t find a counterword in English. It is the verb vacilar, present participle vacilando. It does not mean vacillating at all. If one is vacilando, he is going somewhere, but does not greatly care whether or not he gets there, although he has direction. Everything in the world must have a design or the human mind rejects it. But in addition, it must have purpose or the human conscience shies away from it.
It doesn’t matter that Steinbeck may have confused the word, for his design remains the same. His purpose parallels Leo’s — and it is a challenge for you to adopt as your own. Be vacilando, follow your passion, and don’t worry about tomorrow for it will still come.