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Above is a quote from Proverbs (bible) and it has been used in various types of literature I've studied.

And it is something I've been realizing a lot. Sometimes, I am so far ahead of myself - I envision and visualize myself years down the line, plan for years ahead, but I find myself stuck HERE in time. I know I'm taking steps to reach that goal eventually, but meanwhile, I feel that the hope (me looking to the future) is sucking so much energy out of my motivations, because it takes longer than I thought for me to reach that place.

Lately, this has been worse, because I had to delay some plans by a few months, and one plan up to a year. Imagine this as an analogy: I am about to take the next step up to reaching my goal, but suddenly the next step was pushed far away by some magical force. Now, instead of taking the next step, I have to make a bridge to get there first. And this making the bridge is sucking energy and time out of me, and it's hard for me to focus on the end-goal when I am spending so much grueling effort on the more "present" aspects.

Anyone else relate to this?
 

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Above is a quote from Proverbs (bible) and it has been used in various types of literature I've studied.

And it is something I've been realizing a lot. Sometimes, I am so far ahead of myself - I envision and visualize myself years down the line, plan for years ahead, but I find myself stuck HERE in time. I know I'm taking steps to reach that goal eventually, but meanwhile, I feel that the hope (me looking to the future) is sucking so much energy out of my motivations, because it takes longer than I thought for me to reach that place.

Lately, this has been worse, because I had to delay some plans by a few months, and one plan up to a year. Imagine this as an analogy: I am about to take the next step up to reaching my goal, but suddenly the next step was pushed far away by some magical force. Now, instead of taking the next step, I have to make a bridge to get there first. And this making the bridge is sucking energy and time out of me, and it's hard for me to focus on the end-goal when I am spending so much grueling effort on the more "present" aspects.

Anyone else relate to this?
I'm not a bible person (that should be obvious) and morality from that book is a nightmare.

Anyways, I like to make my goals as usual but I try to live the present moment and enjoy it for how it is. Carpe Diem
 

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I'm going through this right now.. I feel like I am always waiting.
I am always pushing things to the side just to read up more or do some more preparation for the future
 

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I'm going through this right now.. I feel like I am always waiting.
I am always pushing things to the side just to read up more or do some more preparation for the future
When it comes to romance I feel like that, same with other things in life. Generally I'm happy and just know that they will happen with hard work. I think I manage the present relatively well.
 

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to linus: yeaah - it's like that feeling of always "waiting." Its not like i'm just sitting on my butt and waiting. I'm clearly taking steps to reach that goal, but it's just that overpowering feeling of "waiting" or being stuck in limbo.

to atheist: well this quote is also used in "waiting for godot,' an existentialist novel and some others (i can't remember any specific ones at the top of my head at this specific moment). so it's not just applied in the morality sense.
 

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to linus: yeaah - it's like that feeling of always "waiting." Its not like i'm just sitting on my butt and waiting. I'm clearly taking steps to reach that goal, but it's just that overpowering feeling of "waiting" or being stuck in limbo.

to atheist: well this quote is also used in "waiting for godot,' an existentialist novel and some others (i can't remember any specific ones at the top of my head at this specific moment). so it's not just applied in the morality sense.
Well morality isn't in proverbs so much. I don't like the bible's morality overall, Leviticus could make people unbelievers if they aren't strong ones.
 

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Above is a quote from Proverbs (bible) and it has been used in various types of literature I've studied.

And it is something I've been realizing a lot. Sometimes, I am so far ahead of myself - I envision and visualize myself years down the line, plan for years ahead, but I find myself stuck HERE in time. I know I'm taking steps to reach that goal eventually, but meanwhile, I feel that the hope (me looking to the future) is sucking so much energy out of my motivations, because it takes longer than I thought for me to reach that place.

Lately, this has been worse, because I had to delay some plans by a few months, and one plan up to a year. Imagine this as an analogy: I am about to take the next step up to reaching my goal, but suddenly the next step was pushed far away by some magical force. Now, instead of taking the next step, I have to make a bridge to get there first. And this making the bridge is sucking energy and time out of me, and it's hard for me to focus on the end-goal when I am spending so much grueling effort on the more "present" aspects.

Anyone else relate to this?
Hmm...I understand it is frustrating at times when plans progress slowly. I'm not exactly pleased with my rate of progress. But I always remind myself of my purpose and why I want to reach the goals I have in the future. When I am reminded of my own clarity of purpose, I do what I have to do, no matter how long it takes and no matter how much I hate it. Knowing why helps because no matter what obstacles I face, my why is strong enough to endure until I fulfill my goals.
 
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