Just think about it –
excuse – an explanation offered as a reason for being excused; a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or for release from an obligation, promise, etc.
With this all in mind, we tend to continue to make excuse’s, which actually keeps limiting us of who and what we are.
Ever heard, or recall saying “I’ll be so happy when X happens”
At the core, we tend to believe the pursuit of “X” will solve our deepest problems. When really all we are is infected with the deadliest disease of all.
The “I will be happy when” syndrome.
If you can’t be happy where you are, with what you have, you never will. – Dale Partridge
This is ridiculous; following a life of chasing an achievement after achievement saying that completing each one of these will make you happy and content. Yes it is GREAT that you are pursing these goals and I say continue to do so, but don’t let it consume your ability to live happy. You should not have to be something in the future, or somewhere in the future to be happy. What about now? Why can’t you be happy now?
I have a challenge for you…
BE HAPPY TODAY.
Be content with your life, with what you have. Stop trying to fill your gaps within you, with outward success. A job, a person, a promotion, a house or winning the winning the lottery will make you happy, but they will never heal or cure the disease of being unable to be happy now.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Why am I chasing this?
- Why do I believe achieving ‘X’ will make me ‘Y’?
- And the harder question, Can I be happy without them, or it, or that?