It should come as no surprise to anyone that I value the process of working towards a goal more than the actual achievement of the goal. The climb feels better than the fleeting moment of fulfillment. The sense of progress is the prize. Not the reward itself.
So what will you do after you reach the peak? Once the climb is over, and there's no higher to progress? Your life is perfect - what could ever be worth working towards after this?
As of now, I don't know.
The old me would probably say something about choosing a new mountain and beginning a new climb. But that old me had the dream life safely tucked away, untouched, so that there would be something to look forward to in the future. (A nice hack, I have to admit.)
But the present me has everything. I have my dream job. I'm living the dream life. I have everything I could ever need, and the things I want but don't yet have in my physical reality, I trust are on the way to me.
So what's left to dream about? What's left to chase?
Somehow, I'm unwilling to think that all there's left for me to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.
Photo by Sandra Ahn Mode on Unsplash
P.S. I should mention that I achieved that autumn goal I had set for myself - to write and publish twelve personal development books by November 30th, 2020. Here are the links to all of them:
Love To Work: 13 Questions That Will Help You Find Your Passion For The Rest Of Your Life
The 7 Habits of Truly Happy People: Step-by-Step Instructions for a Joyous Life, Every Day
10 Things I Was Wrong About: How to Question Your Subconscious Beliefs and Turn Your Life Around Before Turning 30
Automatic Habits: A Shortcut to a Life that Fulfills Your Every Desire
Insanely Unreasonable: Why HOW You Set Goals Is Infinitely More Important than Setting Goals
27 Day Reset: Reboot Your Life and Reinvent Yourself in Less than Four Weeks
The Only Law of Attraction Book You Need: The 5 Most Powerful Techniques to Manifest the Life of Your Dreams
How to Become an Optimist: A Practical Guide for Making Yourself Happier, More Successful, and Stress–Free
Renaissance Man: A Blueprint for Becoming Cultured, Sophisticated, and High Class
How to Find the Side Door: Beat Procrastination and Get the Job Half Done by Just Starting
Glitch in the Matrix: How the Simulation Theory Can Make Your Life Infinitely Better in 10 Seconds or Less
Season 1, Episode 1: How Thinking of Your Life Like a TV Show Will Change Everything