… I’ve lost those last 5 pesky kilos
… I’ve quit my soul sucking job
… I have more time to prepare the healthy meals I know I should be eating
… I’m not feeling so tired
… I’m bikini ready
…. I get paid more money
… my relationship is more romantic
… I get to travel to that country I’ve always wanted to visit
… I’ve got my fitness back
… I have more headspace
… I meet my soulmate
… I finally get to wear the clothes I’ve always wanted to
… I get to take the first holiday I’ve had in years
… I can finally figure out what it is I’m meant to be doing with my life
Can you see how making your happiness conditional on achievement is a recipe for disaster?
Don’t get me wrong, the feeling of accomplishment is a powerful thing. And I’m a pretty big go-getter. I love implementing ideas and seeing things through.
But it’s easy to get caught up in the “if you just finish this one thing then life will be perfect” trap.
The trick to enduring happiness?
Is loving what is.
Take a look around for just one second. What can you see? What can you hear? Smell? Taste? Feel?
What if, instead of wishing things were different, you just paused with a small sigh of appreciation for everything in your world.
Right now. As it is.
Unconditional presence = unconditional happiness.
Or as I like to call it… joy.
What are you appreciating in your world right now?