Enjoying Where You Are On the Way to Where You’re Going
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Joyce hit it right on the head when she said, “People that are visionaries, those who have dreams for their lives, sometimes let their visions, goals, and dreams become a source of torment for them because they don’t know how to enjoy where they are while they’re trying to get to where they want to go.”
I know that’s a long sentence, but it still makes good sense, especially if you can relate to it.
I don’t know about you, but I really get frustrated because I don’t feel like I’m progressing toward my ultimate objectives at times. On the days when I’m actually working on my projects, I’m enthusiastic and motivated. However, on the days when I’m doing something completely irrelevant, it really bugs me.
For instance, if my wife plans something for us to do that will take me away from my business for most of the day, I not only get annoyed, but somewhat bummed out (to be honest with you). I guess I just can’t stand the thought of my business not being attended to. You may feel the same way.
Life Can Only Be Enjoyed in the Present Moment
There’s an old truth that says, “Life can only be enjoyed in the present moment, never in the future, and never in the past.”
I don’t know why we just cannot shut our brains off sometimes. You know, the part of our brain that just wants to dwell on things.
How many times have you been with your mate or your kids physically, but were not really there? You know what I mean? You just had “too much on your mind.” Obviously, that’s not fair to them. It’s not fair to yourself either. Having your mind elsewhere causes you to miss out on the enjoyment of the present moment.
Success is Not a Destination
It’s been said that “success” is in the journey. Success is not a destination to be reached. That’s what Joyce Meyer was talking about in the video clip… “you walk toward the horizon, but it seems to keep moving too.”
The fact is, the longer you pursue your dreams, the more likely they are to change. Priorities change, people change, circumstances change, kids grow up and move out, loved ones move away, and loved ones pass away. Life is never stagnant, and we’re forced to change with it.
We’re never going to reach a destination called, “success,” because there is no such destination. Shouldn’t we just enjoy the journey? Happiness cannot be found in the past or in the future because it is in the present. So don’t sabotage it by dwelling on what is behind you, or what might be in the future.
So, do you get frustrated at times because you don’t feel like you’re progressing toward your ultimate objectives? Do your dreams become a source of torment because you cannot seem to enjoy the journey? Leave your comment below!
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