It is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are. It does not matter that we will never reach our ultimate goal. The effort yields its own rewards.
Data (Star Trek)
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.Terry Pratchett
Whenever you are working on a task, may it be your homework or your lifetime dream,
and you come to that point when your motivation drops away. There are two ways to get your motivation back on track. First you can focus on the part you already achieved. Second you can focus on you goal and imagine how great you’ll feel once you’ve reached it. But these two strategies don’t always work same as good.
So… when you haven’t even finished the first half of you task it is much more motivating to focus on the progress you already made instead of the far away goal. But when you work on and your goal and it comes in sight its better to focus on the approaching sucess. Mind this and get yourself motivated again…
You’re alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything.
Rick Mereki, Tim White, Andrew Lees
Many people have this idea of how to live a happy life: Create a surounding that pleases you, a house, a familiy, expensive car…or whatever. And as long as you live within this surounding you’ll be happy.
Well, this sounds like a not-so-bad life. But in my opinion stagnation is never a way to a fulfilling and happy lifestyle. On the other hand when you keep in motion and keep your life shifting, it doesn’t become boring and you don’t get used to it. Life is often pictured as a journey and I think it should be lived like a journey. So don’t stop halfway. Move on.
I’m not talking about dramatic changes every two and a half week. This would be rather contra-productive. But as life goes on you’ll figure out your personal frequency of change and movement you need in your life…
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.