"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now."
I've been mulling over Zig Ziglar's words and allowing them to penetrate. They speak to the necessity of persevering, of practicing, and often of tolerating hard work, discomfort, disappointment, and ego in the service of the greater direction and purpose in our lives.
In my yoga practice, for example, I might think that I want to accomplish a particular asana or yoga sequence in the moment. But what I REALLY WANT, is to translate the asana into openness, patience and spaciousness in my body and in my life--what I call BodyMindSoul Living.
If we can translate the essence of Ziglar's quote in our practice, if we don't "trade in on what we really want", we can find authenticity and the true direction of our life.
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