- You struggle to commit to something just in case something better comes your way.
- You believe that when you reach your goal, you'll be happy.
- You are always rushed and in a hurry.
- You can't let yourself slow down.
- You are always anxious and overwhelmed about what's next on your to-do list.
- You never let yourself relax.
- You are constantly counting down the days until ___.
- You want to live in the future instead of accepting where you are now.
- You are always thinking about the next big thing in your life.
- You'll feel more at ease when you get ____ done.
- Your mind is always wandering.
If you suffer from this type of destination thinking, you may believe that success is a destination - and only in the future is when or where you can be happy. Life quickly passes by as all of your focus is somewhere else - in the future.
Think about how you go about your week. Are you constantly on the go, wishing for the weekend or waiting for the summer in an effort to be happy? Have you convinced yourself that you can only be happy when you reach a certain fitness level or body composition?
Happiness is not a destination or an outcome. You must enjoy the day - not just survive the day.
There's a lot of great stuff happening in your life right now. Nothing is promised in the future. If you are constantly thinking that happiness is somewhere else, you're going to miss out on many great moments, experiences and opportunities. More so, there's no point of arrival. By constantly being in pursuit of some type of future happiness or success, you are going to find yourself constantly dissatisfied.
Learn to live in the moment and with purpose. Instead of thinking about the end result, focus on the process. Stop rushing through life as quick as possible with the belief that somewhere in time, you'll enjoy your life more than you do right now.