Are we there yet?
Destination syndrome is what I call that feeling of wanting to fast-forward into life or an uncomfortable situation and to just get to the result. I’ve suffered from destination syndrome at varying degrees of intensity in my life but lately it’s been hitting me harrrdd (#senioritis).
🙃 It’s funny because while I’ve definitely been struggling with it, I’ve also been learning to avoid wishing hard things away (except yesterday *cough*) because there really isn’t any shortcut - the only way is through. I’m going to have to feel the pain of discipline if I want to do anything worthwhile, because whether I avoid it or not the pain of discipline is inevitable.
🌷 I think an effective way to stop ‘destination syndrome’ is to design a lifestyle instead of only setting goals. When I told my best friend I wanted to start working out to reach my body goals she told me that if I approached it with the mindset of “I want to become the kind of person that enjoys working out” then I would be more effective not only in ultimately reaching my body goals but also sustaining the outcome.
🌟 Now I try to apply this same logic to my coding journey. Instead of saying, “I want to master 3 programming languages”, I’m now saying, “I want to be the kind of person that enjoys coding regularly”.
☀️ 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐦𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭. By giving the goals in my life a deeper meaning close to my heart, 𝘐’𝘮 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘐 𝘥𝘰 𝘴𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴
❓ What do you guys think about this? What mindset shift has benefited your productivity?