So true! We often spend so much time searching for what’s going to bring us the supposed utopia we crave that we actually end up blocking ourselves from it. Yes of course, it’s great to dream (I’m probably the biggest culprit), and I believe dreaming’s good and productive, but there’s a difference between dreaming and pining. You don’t want to get so caught up in scrambling after your goals, that nothing else matters and your entire existence becomes consumed by it. It’s draining, pressure and you’ll most certainly be missing ‘happy moments’ in the present.
“Life is a journey not a destination”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are all headed somewhere and have plans for our future, but striving solely for that as if with blinkers on, at the cost of all else, is missing the point. Life is happening now and is there to be enjoyed. Enjoyment brings happiness and we are more likely to achieve when happy, so feeling like we won’t be fulfilled until we’ve met our goal, is in fact a self-defeating prophecy. We need to be happy to do it!
Do dare to dream: it’s great and fun but it’s as important to believe. Trust that by keeping your dreams alive within and staying positive you’ll get there in the end. Time is important, it serves a purpose for us to grow, learn and be ready for what’s next – so let time play its part and, when the moment is right, all will fall into place.
Meanwhile – enjoy the small things. For me it’s often these that keep me going…