Have you heard the term “Destiny addiction”?
Destiny addiction is when we mentally put off enjoying our life.
I will be happy when…
I will be beautiful when…
I will be fulfilled when…
I will be capable when…
I will be worthy when…
…you get the point.
We convince ourselves that when we get to some magical place in our lives then, and only then, will we be able to experience [INSERT EMOTIONS WE DESIRE].
Do you realize that you’re able to experience the emotions you desire right now?
In this moment.
Exactly as you are.
You do not have to get the raise to be happy.
You do not have to lose the weight to be beautiful.
You do not have to quit your job and become a travel blogger to be fulfilled.
You do not have to take all the online courses to feel capable.
You do not have to conquer your inner demons to feel worthy.
All of those emotions are available to you in this exact moment.
Being addicted to your destiny prevents you from experiencing the life you want now.
It fetishizes the future as if the future is some deity promising you you’ll never feel another negative emotion once you arrive.
But here’s the crazy thing about the future… It never arrives.
You only have the present.
You only have now.
So why choose to put your destiny on a pedestal?
It’s important to clarify I’m not knocking dreaming. It’s okay to dream and strive towards something.
However, if your dreams start to strip you of your joy in the present this is your reminder to stop, take a deep breath, and remember…
You don’t have to wait for the future to experience the life you want.
You can have it now.