February 15, 2017 8:01 AM
It was the first time in about seven years that I had visited Florida where I wasn’t self-tasked with solving a problem.
Without an agenda—without a goal—there was time to enjoy the trip and the family and the warmth.
Why do we live so much for the future? Why do we believe it will hold something better than this moment?
Practically everyone sacrifices the beauty of the Present for the promise of the Future. We race from where we are to get to some other. We buy this only to replace it with that. We score the latest fashion only to discard it the following season. Our prime years are spent in the work force while our retired years are spent in assisted living.
We strive, we push, we yearn, we seek and most of all we want and want and want.
Maybe tomorrow, we hope, maybe—just maybe—tomorrow I’ll be happy.
But how often, looking back at our history, has that worked out for us? Einstein said that insanity is when we do the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.
So stop for a moment—just a brief moment—and ask yourself:
If I am unhappy with Now, won’t I be unhappy when Later becomes Now?
Maybe there’s a better way.
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