Goals. Do you love them, or do you hate them?
Context matters – are they daunting and unachievable or are they challenging yet possible?
The latter are inspiring, and achieving that goal is, well, the goal.
And yet I find that after an accomplishment, I almost immediately think “OK, what next”?
The thrill of accomplishment is fleeting.
It is the act of striving that provides a more sustaining boost. We owe ourselves a reminder that process is just as important.
Stay conscious. Present. Be excited about the future but don’t let that excitement rush you through today.
Remember to play.
“The end of a melody is not it’s goal, and yet if a melody has not reached its end it has not reached it’s goal” –Nietzsche
So too the weekend – savor the process, and don’t disparage its end. Without it, we would not be getting the break from routine that we crave.