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Don’t Postpone Happiness May 16, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance.

Whatever you decide to do with your time and talents, either on the job, as a hobby, or as a volunteer, don’t postpone your happiness until tomorrow.

Tomorrow may never arrive.  

Too many people work hard for 40 years at a job they dislike intensely, expecting to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor when they retire.  Instead, they drop dead on the golf course the first month, probably from the accumulated stress of making a living, without having a life. 

Don’t slave away at a thankless job for years hoping that your sacrifice will pay off “someday.” 

When you trade happiness today in order to find happiness “down the road,” you may be disappointed when you run into a roadblock, a detour, or get derailed completely. 

Instead, learn to enjoy today for what it offers. 

If you do, you should arrive in exactly the right place, at exactly the right time, and will find that your “future” is a perfect fit for who you have become.    

Quote:  The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ~ Anna Quindlen

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1. aardvarkian - May 16, 2010

Keep this to yourself, Nancy: I’m quitting my job at the end of June. I’m going to tell the boss tomorrow. It’s the only thing in my life that frustrates me. We shall see what happens next. I have some ideas, though.

2. nrhatch - May 16, 2010

Mums the word . . . and bobs your uncle.

Good for you . . .

Freedom lies in being bold. ~ Robert Frost

nrhatch - May 16, 2010

James ~

Now that I’ve deleted your secret message . . . it looks as if I’m talking to myself. : )

3. aardvarkian - May 16, 2010


4. nrhatch - May 16, 2010

Oh, good. You’re back.

5. aardvarkian - May 16, 2010

I never went away 😉

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