Achievement is a powerful motivator. Having goals and milestones to reach are essential for our personal growth. However, the final realization of any goal or dream is not the true reward. In life, it’s not the successes that hold the most value, it’s the journey along the way towards those achievements, where the true treasures lie.
It’s the memories, the experiences, and the friendships. It’s the trials and the tribulations. It’s the laughs and the tears. It’s the resolve to keep going after failure, and the tenacity to continue to get back up after defeats. It’s the dedication, the hours of practice, and the development of old and new skills. It’s the dreaming, the planning, and the gathering of knowledge. It’s the daily actions and habits.
The journey is what life is all about.
Don’t get so lost in the mindset of future accomplishment that you forget to enjoy and embrace the everyday happenings that are paving the road toward that achievement. The final results are what we all seek, but it’s the life in-between the dream and the accomplishment that we must remember to enjoy.