I fell into the habit of letting “doing” dominate over “being” for a time. This was during my undergraduate studies. I was so concerned with just getting through the work and pumping out the assignments that I wasn’t really enjoying the rich process of learning. It wasn’t until I was working on my graduate studies that I learned more about this issue.
There was a point when I realized, that as a human being, I can be susceptible to losing myself in the acquirement of the product rather than enjoying the process. This leads to a mindset that doing trumps the act of simply being.
Try not to lose sight of God’s loving initiative in life. There is no problem being goal oriented with a deep regard for the future. Not at all. The issue only arises when people let the future stultify the present.
Try to regard today as a pure blessing, not as a hindrance to reaching the products of tomorrow. Sometimes it is all too easy to fall into the cycle of living from product to product instead of enjoying the journey of getting to that product.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble on its own. Matthew 6:34 (NIV)