“I’ll get started on that project soon, but not NOW!”
“Things will be better when I’ve reached that health goal, but not NOW!”
“My dream life will begin when I find my dream partner/house/career, but not NOW!”
Destination addiction is something we’ve all experienced at one point or another. It’s a concept sold to us daily by our own society: you need “that THING” to feel fulfilled, accomplished and happy. That relationship! That house! That outfit! That money in your bank account! That training program! That body weight! That career! That vacation! …and so we urgently rush through each moment, holding chronic tension in our bodies as we work or distract our lives away in dogged pursuit of an imagined future event, identity or accomplishment.
Listen: the grass is green where you are NOW. The present moment is widely overlooked in our daily lives– despite the fact that each moment is your life. Does each day consist of rushing from place to place, inhaling your food as quickly as possible and squishing your entire life into a tiny schedule to save time? You’re probably a victim of destination addiction!
The term “destination addiction” was coined by motivational speaker and bestselling author Dr. Robert Holden in his fantastic book titled “Success Intelligence.” In this solo episode, you’ll hear about some of the key ideas in this book and my takeaways and reflections on the idea of destination addiction: What are the symptoms of destination addiction? How is this idea embedded in the English language? Is it possible to enjoy a transformational journey or process, despite the pain of growth and change? How can I cultivate inner stillness with my busy schedule?
How you do anything is how you do everything, and life is not about what you achieve, but who you BECOME in the process. We are in Life School! Enjoy each precious moment, my friend.
00:01:32 Dr. Robert Holden: Author Of Success Intelligence
00:05:06 Statistics And Facts Of Destination Addiction
00:11:17 What Is Destination Addiction?
00:15:43 If Life Were Only About Endings
00:20:04 Symptoms Of Destination Addiction
00:26:45 Grace: The Spirit Of Success Intelligence
00:30:09 The Reciprocal Nature Of Life
00:37:42 The Value Of Patience
00:48:04 The Wisdom Of Moving Slowly
00:55:05 Cultivating Inner Stillness
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Amy Fournier is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)