A great cartoon appeared some years back. It showed a woman sitting on a rock daydreaming about Mr Right. “Someday my prince will come,” she muses happily.
A man on a white horse rides behind her and announces, “I am here.”
“And he will be tall and handsome and charming,” she continues oblivious to her visitor.
“Ma’am?” the prince repeats. “It’s me. Prince Charming.”
“And he will have a great sense of humor and he will be a great lover……”
” Listen to me!!! Prince Charming pleads. I am already here!”
“And he will pick me up and carry me off and we will live happily ever after…..”
At which point the prince shrugs his shoulders in defeat and turns and rides off. In the final frame of the cartoon, the woman is still staring off into space, sighing, ” Yes, someday my prince will come….”
Are you too busy living in the future or the past to notice the happiness and opportunities that already exist in the present? Happiness will not arrive on a white horse at some vague future date to rescue you from your illusions.
To enter the world of real magic, open your heart to each second, each hour, each experience, and let it guide you to the precious peace of the present moment.
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.