You and I are standing this very second at the meeting place of two eternities: the vast past that has endured forever, and the future that is plunging on to the last syllable of recorded time. We can’t possible live in either of those eternities – no, not even for a split second. But, by trying to do so, we can wreck both our bodies and our minds. So let’s be content to live the only time we can possible live: from now until bedtime.
Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955)
Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Pages: 9
The illusion that there will be some time in the future when all things will come together for us interferes with our fully living today. If we aren't living fully now, we never will. The only time we ever have is the present.
Let go of the idea that the path will lead you to your goal. The truth is that with each step we take, we arrive. Repeat that to yourself every morning: 'I've arrived.' That way you'll find it much easier to stay in touch with each second of your day.