When I first read the title of this post I was skeptical. After reading through it, it makes a lot of sense. For me, it’s important to always have something to look forward to. I’ve wondered what I’d do if I won the lottery. I might buy a nice home, a nice car, and spend a lot of time traveling and helping those closest to me. But after all of that, it’s hard for me to imagine what I’d do afterwards. I hope my creative mind would establish new goals, but it’s hard to know. As much as I’d like to realize all of my goals as soon as possible, instant gratification would leave me hanging and yearning for the next big step in my life. The prospect of that unknown next step terrifies me. I’m of the belief that it’s not so much about the beginning or end of the journey, but what happens in between. Like your quote stated, progress is of utmost importance. Without it, we are either standing or moving backwards.