Finding Happiness: Why happiness is a journey, not a destination

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Reasons that happiness is a journey, not a destination

Reasons that happiness is a journey, not a destination

Happiness is something we all want in our lives. For every person the meaning of happiness is different. Some people think that happiness is about getting more money, for some, it is about becoming a sports star, while others think it is about being with their loved one in the future. That is the reason that we are so fixated on the idea of happiness in the future or that happiness is a destination. The truth is humans are never happy with what they have. Which is why it is important to remember that happiness is not your destination, it is the journey. You have to pick your own happiness. (Also read: Finding happiness- Why your happiness is always in your present)

Reasons that happiness is a journey, not a destination

  • Your goals keep changing
  • You miss out on small moments
  • The journey is everlasting
  • The destination is in future, the journey is right now

Your goals keep changing

Reasons that happiness is a journey, not a destination
Happiness lies in journey as destination keeps changing

if you think that your happiness is at your destination then you are forgetting that over time our goals also change. You might think getting a higher salary will make you happy, but if you get it then you would set your eyes on some other goal. So, you really can’t find your happiness.

You miss out on small moments
The truest form of happiness is in the small moments. When you think that happiness is a destination you forget to live the journey. So, remember to live the small moments and be happy for them.

The journey is everlasting
You might never find the destination you are looking for. So, it is a better decision to focus on the journey to get the happiness that is everlasting. You have the potential to make the best of your journey of happiness.  (Also read: Facts about happiness: Things you don’t know about happiness)

The destination is in future, the journey is right now
If you keep thinking that you will find happiness when you reach your destination, then you are placing your happiness in the future. Whilst the happiness in the journey is the happiness that is in present. So, it better to put happiness in the journey, not the destination.

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