“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you think about the future, it’s easy to pinpoint a goal or an achievement that you will class as having “made it”.
When I have X car, I will have made it.
When I buy my dream house, I will have made it.
When I land my dream job, I will have made it.
Over the past couple of years, though, I’ve started to feel like you never actually make it.
Even as we hone our skills and gain recognition in our chosen areas, there’s not shortcut to success. The work doesn’t get any easier and the challenges get bigger.
When I step back and look at my favourite athletes, musicians or writers, I’m reminded that it can look easy from the outside.
It’s easy to feel that our heroes have “made it.”
The truth is, they are in these positions because they put in the work and keep pushing long after others have given up.
You never actually ‘make it’.
“With each success much come a newer and more ambitious goal. You haven’t crossed the finish line until you die broke, leaving the world a better place than when you found it.” — Casey Neistat.
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