There is No Time Like Now
Most people in our culture today are so busy running around trying to arrange their lives to be somewhere else.
We all want to be somewhere else geographically or financially or in our relationships. We want to be anywhere but here as we've been led to believe that if only we can be somewhere else then our lives would work. This escapism acts like a drug that only gives temporary relief to a chronic problem.
Apart from wanting to be somewhere else, most people today also live by a philosophy of "some day" that allows them to manipulate time. "I can do it, but just not today. I'll do it when…" and they use these excuses to stay in their comfort zones. The problem is that both someday and somewhere are undefined and illusionary. Somewhere does not exist and someday never comes, although you keep hoping that it does. This can be very disempowering and is responsible for a lot of disappointment and frustration for a lot of people.
The truth, however, is that right now is all you've really got.
Tomorrow is never promised to you and learning to fully live in and for the moment is a vital distinction to make in creating a great life. Being grateful does not mean that you lose your drive or purpose, but allows you to slow down and really enjoy the ride. Having a desire for more in life is essential for genuine fulfillment, and self-awareness is crucial for progress.
Using someday as an excuse to soften your problems will not create long-term success and fulfillment.
Be honest with yourself and stop making excuses only to make yourself feel better. A little pain can be very useful as it will at least move you to action. There is always something you can do right now to turn your ideas into reality. There is always one small step you can take.
One of the most powerful resources you have is resourcefulness.
At this very moment, you possess everything necessary to accomplish your desires and can act with what you have and where you stand. You do not have to wait for "some day when" or "when I am..." before you take action on your dreams and goals. By taking action on even the smallest idea, you bring it to life and eliminate "someday," empowering yourself to seize control.
The essence of pursuing a goal or dream lies not only in attaining it but also in the journey itself.
You do not travel for the purpose of reaching a destination but for the purpose of traveling. Whatever dream or goal you are pursuing you will probably spend more time in pursuit of it than actually achieving it and most goals are an anti-climax when you actually achieve them anyway. The process is where the true fulfillment comes from and the actual experience is what makes you become something instead of accumulating something. If you can't be happy and grateful without your goal then chances are that you won't be happy and grateful with it.
Live in the present, but know where you are going.
Be right here and celebrate and capture the magical moments of your life. Hold on to them as the treasures you get to take with you into your magnificent future. Life is not just lived in the moment but also created in the moment. Now is the best time to design the next ten years of your life. Let your thoughts and knowledge serve you through action. Action is what eventually determines your destiny. Move confidently towards your chosen path and resist the allure of waiting for things to happen or luck to change someday. As the source and creator of your own prosperity, it begins with profound gratitude for what you possess at this very moment. One of the greatest privileges you have in life is that you can start right now with exactly what you’ve got to create anything you desire as the ultimate resources to life are within you.
Living in a place called somewhere won't serve you long-term although it feels good as a short-term escape.
Having to constantly lie to yourself that you will act on your true desires someday when x, y, or z is just right will only create an unnecessary burden. When you turn your "someday" philosophy into a "same day" philosophy you can start to adopt the mindset where you take action on your ideas immediately with exactly what you've got and exactly where you are.
Someday and somewhere essentially involve self-deception, as you falsely accept that what you need is not available to you.
This creates a belief that you are not in control of your life but that you are waiting for something else somewhere else before you can take charge. Ironically, you will only get full access to your true resources when you take action exactly where you are with exactly what you've got, despite your excuses. True happiness and gratitude never rely on external conditions but are purely determined by your evaluation of where you are now. Now contains the seed of the rest of your life. Plant it with joy and water it with gratitude and rejoice in your life for you are its creator.