Don’t Delay Happiness Because Your Life Isn’t Perfect Yet
Having dreams related to work or family is a good thing. But, not enjoying life because we haven’t achieved those dreams yet – is not.
We all have goals in our lives. They can be a better job, a partner, a family, or time. Whatever your goals are, some will happen and some won’t. And some will happen in a different way than you had imagined; that’s called life.
On the path of achieving our dreams sometimes we stop fully enjoying our moments because in the back of our minds our present situation is not perfect. Once that thought takes hold we stop fully being present and experiencing.
I remember when I lived in NYC with my first husband and we would go to a place in the woods by a lake in Pennsylvania called “Promised Land”.
The place was magical – woods, water, animals and the quiet. But, I would spend much of my time and energy thinking how much more I would enjoy being there if I was actually with someone who I had a good relationship with. As a result a deep sadness would settle in and rob me from fully enjoying the place. If I had the understanding I have now back then, I would have talked myself out of my state of mind and would have allowed myself to experience Promise Land as much as I could. The issue of being with someone who I was not happy with was separate from Promise Land. What I should have done was to have directed my thoughts to a plan of action rather than a state of idle pain where I was the only one losing out.
Letting the thoughts of “I don’t have…” permeate our lives only rob us from truly experiencing life while leaving us in an eternal state of sadness.
The point is; we should experience as much as possible every opportunity that presents itself to us. Holding ourselves back because we don’t have the money, job, partnership or whatever else we want, won’t get us to our goals any sooner.
So, we can work towards our goals all the while making the most of what it already is.