Our Big Fluffy World
Don’t you realize that your focus towards reaching your end goal is being distracted by other people doing the same?
Think about that for a second... what are you currently doing that is helping you accomplish your ideal version of life? What are you doing about it today, or even right now?
Knowing what it is that is going to make your life feel fulfilled and complete is the first step. It’s different for everyone, and you won’t find it via Google or Instagram. Maybe it's as simple as having a family and providing for them as safely and securely as possible. Perhaps you see the world as a big video game that you want to beat and unlock as many "bonus features" as possible. Look inside yourself. Close your eyes and envision it as vividly as you possibly can.
Think about why this is important and above all, think about how it would feel to be on your deathbed realizing you never did it and there’s no second chance. The "why" is the most important part. This is going to be the motivation that carries you past the honeymoon stage and motivates you to not give up when it gets extremely hard.
Once you know what this is, you can map out a realistic plan of how you'll get from where you are now, to where you want to be.
And as we live our lives and navigate through our own journey, we are constantly intersecting with people doing the same thing. A lot of this even produces byproducts like social media posts, shopping sales, streaming movies etc. I know there's a time and place for everything, so do your best to filter through everything and identify what is going to help you and what is simply fluff.