When we were young society tried to instill in our minds the belief that if one works hard, takes their vitamins, is a good person and does what’s right, life will turn out pretty good. And for the most part I guess this could be true. That doesn’t mean life is easy or that you will get your way or reach your goals.
There’s no guarantee you will reach your goal. There is no magic wand to be waved which instantaneously produces that for which you desire. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. You can work your tail off to achieve a certain objective only to have success ripped from your grasp.
So what does this tell us about life? I believe this reality teaches us there is more value to be found in the seeking than in the attaining. It reminds me of how much fun I have planning a vacation and then anticipating the trip. I almost enjoy that part of the vacation more than I actually enjoy the vacation itself!
And so it is with working toward goals.
I might be disappointed that I didn’t reach a goal, but if I worked hard and gave my best then I actually did achieve something…didn’t I?
I’ll be curious to read your view on this idea so be sure to continue the conversation in the comment section.