Life is lived in phases
Every single phase of your life exists to accomplish certain goals.
These goals vary from person to person but there will always be some commonalities.
For instance, teenage-hood is a strange transitional phase where you want to be somehow relevant in your social circle and be liked and accepted by others.
Your 20s is a time where you are put in challenging situations and faced with numerous opportunities; different areas of your character will grow and expand as a result of these.
Different goals are unique to different phases in your life.
Enjoy the phase you are in at the moment
Don’t wish it away.
And don’t put too much pressure on yourself if the gap between what you want and what you have is glaring.
When you think about it, there is only a finite list of wants one person may have.
Knowing that there will come a moment in time where most of them will be met is encouraging, through small incremental progress over time.
The most important thing is to enjoy the now, the present moment, and to have enjoyed the process of pursuing these wants and dreams.
In closing, here’s what my bro said:
“Whatever phase you’re in – don’t wish it to be over.
Whatever it is that you’re living now is your life. It’s what you’ll look back on in later years. Make the most of it.
Being aware that you’re writing your own history has helped me to try and ‘write it’ in a way that I’ll be happy with when I’m old. Hopefully.
For some reason people always aspire to the next thing and almost wish the present away. I think that’s a destructive perspective to have.”
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