When I was younger I believed I would make a pile of cash – striking it rich – with some great new invention or becoming a famous actor and then coast the next 50-60 years of my life while laying around my home, exercising and going to see great shows.
One of my biggest realizations is that you never “arrive.” That image of pulling up to your “destination” in a black stretch limo as the crowd cheers your exit from the vehicle is flawed. Just a bit.
You never arrive. Why? Because you are constantly in process. Or at least you should be. The moment you sit back and begin to count your accolades and accomplishments is the moment you’re done.
I wished I realized that at a younger age. Not that I didn’t hustle, but it’s a perspective that I have benefitted from after understanding the big picture. When you fall in love with the process, then and only then can you have a healthy perspective of your journey forward. If we can stay away from focusing on the results and dive into the process, we’ll end up exactly where we need to be.