EP139 Finding Peace & Happiness with the Right Now
Some of the wisest words ever said to me were, “In life, you have to learn to enjoy the process.”
KC: Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host, and today I want to talk to you about finding peace where you are. I know it’s so cliché, right?
Everybody has heard of this one before. I just want to share how I am working with this right now. So we all have – like I think there’s sort of a duality to it. So there’s the part that we’re wired to want to be more, to get more, to strive for more, to become more. Like that’s the way we’re wired to evolve.
Then in this evolving, we can get caught up in looking towards the future when things are going to get better, right? So I don’t think that it’s bad to have these wants, these desires, this evolution of yourself, of your soul, of your spirit, of the things that you want to do, of the things that you want to get, of the things that you want to be, especially of the things that you want to be.
What I mean by being is who are you becoming. So we want to evolve that way. I think one of the best ways that we can evolve, one of the most important ways, probably the most important thing that we can do is to be content with where we are now.
It’s really a push and a pull and I will give you a story that happened during my life that I used for this and I just – I don’t know why it just sticks with me so much. But when I was in my early 20s, a friend of mine and I decided that we wanted to open a fitness center. We didn’t know if it was something that we wanted to buy. Like a gym, a small gym. We didn’t know if it was something we wanted to buy, something that we wanted to start from scratch, something that we wanted to like be a partner in something. We just knew that we both had the entrepreneurial spirit and we wanted to give this a go. We were in our early 20s and there was so much that we didn’t know.
We knew we liked health and fitness and we knew a little bit about working out. We both worked out every single day. So like that was it. That was the extent of what we knew. We didn’t know anything about running our own business. We didn’t know anything about starting a business. We didn’t know anything about the fitness industry.
So we set down on a path and we put blinders on. We were determined to make this happen. We were determined to be successful in this venture. We were determined to get our own gym up and running and we worked our butts off. We really did. We were focused in on this. We were focused in on whatever we had to do, to make it happen. We did that and we became really good and we got close. We had three different fitness centers or three different projects that we fully worked on but never came through to completion and it was purchasing two different gyms.
Like, we went through. We started negotiating stuff like that. It didn’t work out and then one final project where we were looking at opening up a fitness center in Amherst, Massachusetts where our old college was. Ironically, the exact spot that we were looking to do it, somebody else did.
But it just wasn’t the right time for us. So anyways, during that whole process, I remember my business partner, his father was working as a mentor to us. We were going to the business plan with him once and we were presenting it and we were all like serious and focused and he said to us, he said, “Guys, in life, you have to learn to enjoy the process.”
I remember thinking like yeah, I will enjoy it once we get this done. But this isn’t fun right now. This is a ton of work. We’re not getting paid. We’ve been doing this for a year. Every time we put a business plan together, you rip it apart and what not.
But I will never forget that, enjoying the process. So whatever it is that we’re doing in life, wherever we are, it’s OK to look to the goal, to look to the future, to look to who you want to become, what you want to do, what you want to get. But we have to appreciate and love and be present and have gratitude and be humble. All of those things are where we’re at right now.
And stop trying to rush on to the next thing. So I wish for you patience and gratitude and loving kindness and humbleness and all those beautiful words for everything that you have in your life right now because most of my listeners have food. They have shelter. You have people in your life that love you. You have enough. You have enough to be happy.
All right. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. See you in the next episode. Peace!
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