Chasing my own tail

I had it all figured out. Very detailed plans.

I’m going to do x, y and z. If necessary, I’ll implement plan “b”.

I’ve always been encouraged to have big goals. To this day, nothing has changed. Some of my goals have been as follows: graduate from college, establish IT career in Silicon Valley, obtain big house and car, start business and become basketball coach.

These are all noble goals (and accomplishments). I believed once I reached them, I’d be happy. And for a brief moment, I was. But just like chewing gum, my happiness was always short-lived.

Once my temporary happiness went away, it was on to the next goal. Over the years, this process went on and on.

It was as if I was chasing my own tail!

Through life experiences, I’ve learned that true happiness comes from simple and not material things.

Through meditation, I’ve found true happiness by showing gratitude to a higher being, enjoying my kid’s existence, being a super-spouse, appreciating family and friends and engaging in random acts of kindness.

Even though we’re living in crazy COVID times, sit back, close your eyes and focus on the simple things that makes you happy!

And for you own sanity, don’t chase your own tail!

About the author 

Coach Berry

John Berry (a.k.a. Coach Berry) has been a basketball coach and skill development trainer since 1993 and has coached hundreds of games and instructed 1,000’s of kids. Coach Berry is, and always has been committed to helping youth in life and on the basketball court.