Regardless of how happy we are, we all find ourselves sometimes fantasizing about a future that’s even better—one where we imagine ourselves being even happier. We place conditions on it, like “I’ll be happier when this happens, or that. Often that thing that needs to happen doesn’t come around today or tomorrow. Instead, it’s perpetually in the future. What’s worse, if and when things do fall into place, they may not have the effect we imagined.
And so, we can easily find ourselves in an unending and futile pursuit of happiness.
As this quote by Jim Rohn suggests, we must do the best we can to cultivate happiness in the present. Whatever happiness we do envision in the future doesn’t have to wait. It doesn’t have to be postponed pending certain conditions. It can begin now. The question is, what can we do now to find it today and into the future?