My father-in-law would say "prior planning prevents piss poor performance" (aka: the 6 P's). Recently I've been considering a different way to end that phrase: "prior planning prevents present appreciation"
What I mean is I'm a planner-I plan get togethers/parties (or would enjoy them if we had friends in Sav'h, lol.), plan my day, plan my weekend, plan dinner, plan my future. I plan every.single.thing. in my life. I don't just let anything take it's course. I don't live in the moment. I take my present life for granted because I'm planning my future so that our life/family is happy and successful. I'm so busy planning my next step that I don't get to enjoy what I've planned. Prior planning prevents you from enjoying the present and appreciating it.
I like to think I'm happy, at least I should be. Everything in my life is going as I, go figure, planned; but, I don't take time to embrace where I'm at and enjoy it. I think I'd be in a much happier place if I took advice from the saying: "take time to smell the roses" for a change instead of planning out my ENTIRE life.