Sometimes in life we focus too much on that one big goal. The one that once reached will justify our negligence of other needs and desires, our relationships with others and our relationship with ourselves. That one big one that will magically validate all the sacrifices we’ve made and heal all the wounds we suffered along the way. That big one that will finally let us stop. b r e a t h e .give ourselves a brief pat on the back before werushontothenext big one.
What did you expect would happen when you’d reached that one big goal? Did you imagine that the sweltering exuberance that comes with anticipation would not fizzle out once you could touch and taste it? Did you think that the human introspection is accustomed to linger on blessings more easily than they can dwell on pain? If it was so, you wouldn’t have let that one big goal mask all the little victories you’ve achieved along your journey. All those little victories that led you to that one big goal.
My one big goal in life is to be able to reflect one day on my life and know that I didn’t just waste it, pursuing material things and relationships that couldn’t enrich my life. Striving for personal wealth and recognition that wouldn’t enrich anyone else’s. To leave with my soul satisfied that it had its fill of life and beauty.
Whether your one big goal is graduating, getting a job promotion, making it, or just being at peace with yourself, remember, it’s not that one big goal that is the epitome of your success. That one big goal may always be in constant flux, but the paths we choose to take and the little victories we achieve along the way will never change.
So here’s to the little victories, reminding us how far we’ve come, how much potential we have, and how blessed we are.