Have you ever said, “when I have/reach______________ I’ll be happy (or successful or better)”?
If so, let me be the first to say there is no “there.”
You’re delaying your joy until some external event happens. Denial of today’s happiness is a great price to pay for the temporary happiness tomorrow brings.
The unspoken message you’re repeatedly sending to yourself is “happiness (or success or improvement) is something to enjoy later.
There is no “there.”
How can you be _________ now?
What brings you joy? What makes you feel accomplished? What moves you forward?
Your results will follow and you just might enjoy the journey.