We spend too much time lost in an imagined, perfect future and often disregard what we have right in front of us. We need to shift our focus from then to now and use our circumstances to live a minimum viable version of our dreams. Bring your visions to life with what you have in front of you.
Imagine you want to become an artist. You dream of a large fancy studio with lots of different canvases, a luxurious oil color collection and a variety of artist friends that celebrate your work. What would the minimum viable version of this dream look like?
Take a corner of your home, it doesn’t have to be much, a small space, dedicate it to your artistic ambitions, buy a starter kit of affordable paint and join a local art group to meet like-minded people. And there you have it. Within days, you can be living a minimum, but viable version of your dream. It may not be perfect, but it is real.
This is a kind of mentality will always lead you to look for happiness where it already is, right here in the present.