Life is a journey from one goal post to another. As long as there is life, there is a goal in front of you. Goals are vital because it gives direction to life and something to look forward to in the future. However, we live our life while walking on the path of our journey not after the realization of our goal. So it is more important to enjoy ourselves on the journey than it is to get to our desired destination.
You may think that it is easy to say "enjoy yourself on the journey" but difficult to follow. As most of the people live on hope that best part of their lives is yet to come. It is their hope that sustains their lives. There is nothing wrong with it except for the fact that they should keep their focus on next phase of life for a little period of time and for major period of time, they should focus on their journey that leads them towards their desired goal and at the same tome look for the happiness with each passing moment.
Further there is no point in chasing your goal if you do not enjoy yourself on the journey. The problem with being consumed by next phase of life is that it will make you always remain in hurry and vulnerable to disappointment whenever going gets tough. In fact, being hopeful and having a goal in life is very much important for leading a meaningful life but making your happiness dependent on that is not wise. It does not matter how much big and powerful your goals are; it is not going to buy back your last time. Your happiness resides within yourself not in the external goal. So stop putting an extra pressure on yourself by being obsessive about reaching at the next phase of life and start experiencing the beauty around yourself on the journey.
Hence, do not make your happiness conditional and delay it until the realization of goal. The purpose of goal at present is only to give you direction. Once you know the direction, you should enjoy yourself and value the path that your life is taking at this moment. Be in the present moment, leaving behind the regrets of past and worry of future to experience the beauty around and grab the opportunity your life has to offer on the journey. Be grateful for whatever you possess and people who bring energy, joy and enthusiasm in your life to make your journey easier and interesting. Always keep in mind, if you do not enjoy yourself on the journey, you will lead a frustrated life and people around you will start making distance with yourself. So enjoy yourself on the journey to make your life blissful.