Destination Happiness is a trap. Thinking that you’ll be happy, that you’ll finally feel abundant, or be at peace once you reach some place other than where you are, is just a trick you’re playing on yourself.
Even though I know this, I still fall for it and need the reminder myself. The feeling that happiness is found at a destination I still need to reach is a hard habit to change.
Author Alan Cohen says: The remedy for unhappiness is not geographical; it is attitudinal. In other words, we have the power to choose to be happy right where we are. We don’t need to look any further than within our own selves.
The great thing about realizing this, is that once we find out that we can be at peace and happy right where we are, then that means we can bring it with us wherever we go.