Where exactly is happiness?

Happiness is on the horizon.
Or so it would seem from the numerous self-help manuals that I see when browsing.
But a “horizon” is a mental construct that is always the same distance in the future.
“I’ll be successful in another 3 years – when I’ve achieved the goals I set myself.”
Why keep trying to reach a mental construct?
Why not just stop – and enjoy the view from the beach you are standing on – and the surroundings you can see on either side?
What’s wrong with here, now?


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.