A parable.

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.

Happy Friday!

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