We often fantasize about the life we wish we had, while overlooking many of the great parts of our current life. We have to learn to appreciate the good parts of our life now before we can appreciate anything that the future may hold.
Instead of trying to imagine what you’d like to do with your life, take account of the things you currently enjoy doing. What are the things in your life that are most important to you right now?
We tend to idealize things we’ve never done before. We romanticize them. That’s because we know almost nothing about them. Focus on what you already know, what you’re already familiar with, and find a way to do more of it.
To whatever extent you can choose your lifestyle, choose it. You know what’s important to you and you know what is a good use of your time. Do whatever you can in your power to devote your time to those things.
What you choose has already chosen you. Don’t ignore its call. Don’t let fear of failure, fear of success, or the fear of what others will think of you stop you from living the life you’ve been called to live.