“The more things you get, the more you want/Just trade in one for another/Workin’ so hard to make it easy/Whoa, got to turn/Come on, turn this thing around/Catch that magic moment/And do it right, right now/(Right now) Oh, right now/It’s what’s happening/Right here and now/Right now, it’s right now/Oh tell me, what are ya waitin’ for?/Turn this thing around.” -Van Halen, Right Now
If you received everything you’ve always wanted right here and now, your fulfilled desires would instantly give birth to new interests, concerns, and needs. These new interests, concerns, and needs will create a certain kind of tension or unease until they are fulfilled.
Have you ever sought out new information in order to answer some question you had, only to discover that, far from quenching your thirst for knowledge, the new information gave birth to several other questions that you never thought to ask before? Becoming smarter not only gives you more knowledge, but it also increases your ability to see how much more you need to learn.
The same is true of success.
Today’s ceiling, once attained, becomes the launching pad for tomorrow’s possibilities.
No matter what you achieve, you’ll always want something (even if it’s not money or material possessions) that you don’t currently have.
Here’s today’s two cents:
You can wait until you get what you want before you allow yourself to be happy, or you can pursue the lifestyle you want from an already existing state of happiness.
Since there will always be something “important” you want and don’t have, option #1 will keep you waiting forever.
Why not practice the art of feeling good now?
It’s okay to have an ideal future destination in mind. It’s okay to be driven. But while you’re on the road to your dreams, don’t forget to stick your head out of the window just to experience how awesome it feels to have the wind blowing in your face.