We all have goals. Long-term goals, short-term goals – things we aspire to accomplish or achieve.
Some of the things to which we look forward are “milestones” – like turning 21 – and don’t require much preparation. It’s just a matter of time.
Most of our goals, though, require some planning, preparation, and effort. There’s a process – a journey – involved in the eventual achievement of these goals.
And, although achievement may be the pinnacle of the process, the journey is the enriching, character-building part.
In sports, it’s not winning a championship that makes you better; it’s all the time you devoted to daily practice and preparation as a player and teammate.
In school, it’s not the high grade on your test or report card that makes you better; it’s all the time you spent doing homework and studying – learning – along the way.
At work, it’s not the promotion – or the raise – that makes you better; it’s all the work you put into your job – your daily commitment to excellence as an employee, entrepreneur, supervisor, or co-worker.
If life, it’s not where you get that makes you better; it’s what you did to arrive at that point.
Accomplishment is great, but the self-improvement that occurs along the way is the real prize.
Embrace the journey. Enjoy the ride.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
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