There is so much that you want and you want it now! Success in relationships, business, a fun hobby, good looks and interesting stories to tell. What nobody tells you is that you have to pace yourself because this is a long game. Life happens over the course of many years and some things take time to unfold.
It would be great to be finanacially stable now and do all the things you want to do now, to live anxiety free, able to spend when you want. Or be in love, wake up smiling wiht htat irresistable ygood looking person next to you, or whatever it is that you think will complete and satisfy you lofe completely.
What if it will take a bit longer than expected? What if you need a little more learning and wisdom? What if all the things you are fantasising about are not necessarily that things that will satisfy you in the long run? Yes you are allowed to decide after you have them ( for example, many people finally get to live in a mansion and then decide something smaller is actually better.)
How about figuring out what the long game looks like for you? What are the things you MUST have in order to consider yourslef ‘happy’ even if you never make it ont he forbes list, get married or get that PhD?
- a certain amount of money put away in savings every month for future purchases like a home?
- a long vacation every two years to enrich your life?
- seeing a therapist or counsellor so that when a partner does come along you are not seeing them through a broken lens?
Playing the long game may not be something really big or significant but adds up as the years go on. ( for example – walking every day to the office so you can keep fit and not have health complications later on in life)
Blessed to live on this earth for many many years… let’s play the long game.