Often, you’ll hear them say that they will be happy when something extraordinary happens in the future.
“I’ll be happy when I get a promotion.”
“I’ll be happy when I lose weight.”
“I’ll be happy when I buy my dream car.”
What many future-focused people don’t know is that this obsession with results often leads to fear, anxiety, and stress. It creates the fear that they will not be able to get a promotion, buy a big car, or meet the love of their life.
These anxieties often cause procrastination, hopelessness, and lack of motivation. The sad truth is that the combination of stress, procrastination, and distraction almost guarantees that these people will not be able to achieve their big goals.
It guarantees that they will never arrive at the magical future moment when they can finally be happy. What’s even sadder is that this fixation on the destination prevents them from being happy in the present moment.
They spend too much time at work instead of being with their families, and they become blind to the everyday joys of life. What these people don’t know is that they can be happy even as they work towards their big goals.
So, how do you enjoy the process of achieving your dreams?
How do you stay motivated on your journey to success?
How do you focus on the journey instead of obsessing over the destination?