I’m not sure it’s human nature or more a result of societal conditioning, but it seems that most of us (myself included 👋🏻) consistently compare where we are with where we want to be.
We compare ourselves with either our ideal future, other people and their circumstances, or unrealistic expectations, and as a result, we rarely allow ourselves to feel deeply content about our life in the moment.
We wish we were further along. We wish it wasn’t taking so long to get where we want to go. We question whether we are on the right path.
Having achieved various things that have taken me a long time to achieve, my experience has been that when you finally get to the point that you’ve been working so hard for, for so long, you almost never wish it would have happened any sooner.
Instead, you look back and see that the timing and the journey were perfect.
You see that all of the adversity you overcame was necessary and simply part of the process. Even the things you wished weren’t happening at the time, needed to happen in order for you to get to where you were ultimately heading.
So, the lesson: be at peace with where you are and truly enjoy every moment of the journey, while maintaining a healthy sense of urgency to make consistent progress towards your vision of your ideal future.
And know that when you finally get to the point you’ve been working towards, for so long, the timing will always be perfect.