Here’s the thing.
I am a big believer in reveling in the process. I believe that being illogically fixated on only achieving a certain goal(s), by chasing the horizon, will often lead to disappointment and failure to appreciate the process.
Achievements are good to strive for and can be good periodic incentives and encouragement, but they are not the end all be all.
If you don’t have the discipline to work hard for the sake of working hard, then you may not be suited to do that particular task. This is why finding your own passion is so important: you will never be complacent. When you are able to do what you truly love, then the feeling of achievement will never make you satisfied because you truly enjoy the process of improving.
If your ultimate goal is to make the world a better place, like mine, you will never be complacent until you are able to give justice and peace to as many people as you can.
Find something you can do for the rest of your life where achievements are not the ultimate goal. Make the ultimate goal about personal improvement, even if it means by 1% every day. Make it about developing your character and being a better person. Make it about reveling in the process of doing it, and the progress you’ve made.
“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to…think what can be done better tomorrow” – Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea Founder
Gratitude Day 7: I am grateful for all the resources available for our generation to pursue and develop our own skills in whatever niche we want. Yesterday I was up till 6 AM learning how to do “Excel for Finance” and preparing basic income statements. I still have a lot to learn…