Last night on my way home from work, I stopped at a traffic light for a brief moment. Shortly after, a guy on a motorcycle pulled up alongside me. As I watched him wait, I remembered that time in my life when I desperately wanted a motorcycle, I was so carefree and sometimes reckless, that excitement was my main motivation for a lot of choices. As the light changed, I watched him speed off into the night, or so I thought. I eventually met up with him at the next intersection. As I watched him wait for the light to change, I couldn’t help but wonder what was all the speed about. Despite the fact that I calmly drove to the next intersection and he rode his motorcycle so quickly I lost sight of him for a while, we both ended up at the same junction. I have felt over the past year or so that I’ve had to keep pressing forward with such vigour, persistence and immense focus, going from one goal to the next and I’m slowly starting to realise that it’s ok to calmly pursue my goals. It’s as if I’m telling the Universe I know I’ll be there eventually or I know I’m going to accomplish my goal one day, so there’s no need to rush. Sometimes in life we think we need to be moving so quickly to accomplish the things we want. We keep moving from intersection to intersection, accomplishment to accomplishment, only focused on getting to the next point, that we hardly take time to notice what’s at each intersection or milestone. This is actually a form of ingratitude, which is not in harmony with Universal laws and can eventually lead to sadness despite how much one has accomplished. Take time to notice your intersections, your milestones, your accomplishments and be grateful for each step. Gratitude is the key to happiness and one cornerstone to accomplishing more in life.