There is not better than here

I realized that I’ve been setting goals my whole life because I think that achieving them changes my circumstances. I set goals, and try to work towards them, to make myself feel better.

Right now I’m playing with the belief “There is not better than here.” As I play with that, my brain offers “Why would I bother setting goals if it’s not to feel better?”

I don’t like the results that thought gets me. But then I wonder if I’m just trying to go back to convincing myself that achieving my goals will make me feel better. I think I joined Scholars to change my circumstances!!!! Lol.

How can I think about my goals in way that’s not about trying to make the future better than the present?