So much of what I talk about has to do with the consistent and focused effort required to attaining the goals we set out for ourselves. This might leave you wondering, “when is it ever enough?”
When do we actually get to sit down and enjoy the thing we worked so hard for?
When do we get to reap the benefits of our hard work?
When does it stop?
And to be honest with you I don’t really have an answer for you, because it’s different for each and every one of us. Some of us might never be satisfied and might be always chasing the goal. Some of us might be happy with not having any goals at all. Some of us might be somewhere in between. And while I do believe in having big goals and aspirations, I honestly believe whichever group you fall into, it’s all perfectly fine.
See, you don’t have to be some big hotshot at whatever you do. All I care is that you’re happy doing what you do, and are satisfied with what you’ve got around you.
So today I really wanna talk about celebration I suppose. Celebrating the effort we’ve put in to get to this point. Let’s look back at all of the effort we put in. All of the obstacles we’ve overcome. All of the frustration we’ve endured. And lets celebrate it. Lets have a freaking party for every time we’ve failed to reach the goal, let’s appreciate every single moment we spent not knowing what to do next, but still knowing we wanted to go on. Still hungry.
Because at the end of the day, this whole thing that we’re trying to do is going to take forever. Literally. It doesn’t stop because you finish school. It doesn’t stop because you get that job. This thing is literally going to be with you as long as you draw breath.
So it’s important that we always keep things in perspective and understand how far we’ve come. It’s important that we give that to ourselves. And hey, if you’re happy with how far you’ve come, and don’t wanna keep going, I’m deeply and truly ecstatic.
And if you’re on the other side and still know you want more, then I’m equally hyped. Because I’m still on the side where I know I want more. I’m still putting myself into positions where I consistently struggle to keep up with everything. I’m still putting myself in places where I have no idea what to do. I’m still in the grind.
But that’s not to say I don’t admire the progress I’ve made. That just means I know there’s a lot more to be made before I get off at my stop. So in the weeks to come, I ask that everyone take some time out of their day and really sit down and appreciate the effort they’ve put in. The goals they’ve crushed. The things they’ve made possible in their life through hard work. Both in this year, and over the past few. And really just celebrate it. Awesome freaking job. You earned it.
Until next time,
Keep it positive.