Most are just too busy running around trying to live, arrange their lives to be somewhere, usually somewhere else, wanting to be anywhere but right here. Learning to become grateful will grant you the freedom from the hypnosis of a culture that’s constantly looking to make themselves be, feel better.
We all want to be somewhere else financially, geographically, to have a better relationship. We want to be anywhere rather than right here, and that if we’re somewhere else, it’s in the hopes that our lives would get better.
This escapism mentality acts like a tonic that only gives temporary relief to our chronic problems. Other than wanting to be elsewhere, most will also dwell by a philosophy of “someday” which allows them to manipulate time.
“I will get to it but just not today” or “I’m busy right now.…” are pure escape excuses to remain in their comfort zone. The problem is that both someday, somewhere, or tomorrow are undefined and an illusion.
Somewhere doesn’t exist and someday or tomorrow never comes, although you keep hoping, waiting for it. This can become extremely discouraging and is solely responsible for plenty of disappointment and anxiety.
Live For Today
The truth is that right now, this moment is all you’ve really got. Tomorrow is a theory and will never arrive, so you need to learn to live in the moment, to begin living your life.
Being grateful doesn’t mean that you lose your drive, motivation or purpose, but what it does is it allows you to slow down and enjoy the ride. It’s extremely healthy to want more from life, but what’s also required is to be truly realistic and fulfilled, knowing where you are becomes critical.
Using someday as an excuse to ease your issues won’t create long term success. Be honest with yourself, stop making excuses just to make yourself feel better.
A little pain can always be useful since it will at the very least move you towards taking action. Do something, there’s always something that you can do right now, this moment to turn your ideas into reality.
Taking The Next Step
One of the most powerful supports that you have is being resourceful. What this means is that right now, you have everything that you need to achieve whatever it is that you want, and that you have the ability to take action with what you’ve got, where you are.
You don’t have to wait for “When I am” or “Someday when” before you take action on your dreams. Acting on the smallest idea can make all the difference, this because it immediately makes your idea real, activated, and that you used your willpower to consciously take charge.
To Get It
It’s important to realize a purpose, to pursue it, but it’s not just achieving it, but the actual experience of experiencing it. You don’t travel just for the purpose of reaching a destination, but rather for the purpose of traveling.
Whatever dream or goal that you’re following, you’ll most likely spend more time pursuing it, than actually enjoying it. Reaching most goals are anti-climatic once you get there anyways.
The process is where the fulfillment comes from, and the process is what makes you become, feel something instead of just accumulating it. If you can’t be grateful and happy pursuing your goal, then chances are you won’t be satisfied.
Living In The Present
Live in the present, but also know exactly where you’re going. Be right here, right now, celebrate and capture these magical moments of your life. Hold on to them to propel you into the future.
Life isn’t just living in the moment but also created in the moment. Right now is the best time to design the next chapter of your life. Allow your thoughts and knowledge to serve you by taking action.
Taking action is what determines your destiny. So move confidently towards the direction of your choosing, while not getting seduced by the popular belief that someday things will come your way, that someday your luck will change.
You’re the source and the creator of your own destiny, prosperity, and it all begins with is a sense of gratitude for everything that you already have, exactly where you are right now, here.
One great privilege you have is that you can begin right now with what you have, this to create anything that you want as every resource you need is already within you.
Move Towards Today
Living in a place called “somewhere” doesn’t serve you although it might feel good in the short term, this as an escape or excuse. Having to constantly lie to yourself that you’ll act on what you want just creates unnecessary burden.
Once you turn your someday philosophy into a today philosophy, you can then start adopting the mindset where you take action on your ideas, this exactly with the resources you have.
When Tomorrow Never Comes
What someday or somewhere really comes down to is you falsely admitting to yourself that what you want isn’t available to you. This creates a belief that you’re no longer in control of your life.
You’re waiting for something, sometime, or someone to take charge. You’ll only get access to your true resources once you take action exactly where you are, with what you’ve got, this despite all your excuses.
True gratitude and happiness doesn’t rely on external conditions, but is instead determined by your evaluation of where you are now. Right now is the seed of your life, nurture it, and water it with gratitude since you’re the creator of your destiny.