Sometimes we believe that achieving that thing will make us happy.
Delivering that project.
Buying that house.
Taking that trip.
Meeting that person.
Getting their approval.
Having 2000 Facebook friends.
Living that perfect life.
Sometimes we believe we need that thing to feel happy.
And so we are in a hurry to get it.
Because we want to leave our place of unhappy as soon as we can.
And that damn thing is holding the key.
So better get it.
And so we start working on that thing.
With energy. And dedication.
But then we drop the ball.
We procrastinate. We daydream.
We keep making plans. But do nothing.
And get mad at ourselves for not doing more.
We feel shackles on. Stuck. Trapped.
And we believe even more that we need that damn thing to feel happy.
But what if we believed that there is no hurry?
That we just have to take it one step at a time.
That we don’t need that thing to be happy.
That we hold the key to our happiness.
That we can be happy. Right here. Right now.
Working on that project and investing in ourselves doing just that.
Appreciating the awesome light falling through the huge living room windows, that funky kitchen table, the cosy couch we so often curl up in with a book.
Exploring our neighbourhood with the fresh eyes of a traveler.
Being the playful adventurous person we wanna meet.
Getting our own approval.
Cherishing the 10 Facebook friends we have right now.
Falling in love with our fabulous imperfect selves.
Imagine how different we would feel without the need for that thing to happen.
Imagine how much more energy we would have.
Imagine how much more possibilities we would see.
That might – oh the irony – actually make that thing happen.
But we don’t need it anymore to feel happy.
We already got what we were after.
Right here. Right now.
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