Everyday NhanSense – Day 14

Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 14’s Topic: Reaching your goals.
Hi there. I hope you all had a great Christmas. Mine was rather quiet, but it was fine for what it was. No real complaints really. Having it be Christmas in a new setting for me was a refreshing experience in its own ways. I intend this new town I am living in to be my home for quite some time, so I have to make the best of it, don’t I?

Anyway, it’s back to business. Today, I want to talk a bit about reaching your goals and why it’s important to KEEP ON TRYING no matter what. The climb can be arduous, your own patience may wear thin after a while, but life doesn’t offer you any other choice if you want to get where you want to be. Some people get no shortcuts, and this is perfectly normal.

For those of you who do get some kind of “boost” up the perpetual mountain of obstacles/adversity, then consider yourself lucky. But the norm is for most people to do the climb the hard way. Now, this doesn’t mean we can’t get some sort of help here and there, but the brunt of the effort should derive from your spirit and willpower to keep hanging on like your (gasp) life depends on it.

On my desktop, I have this particular picture to remind me constantly about how some of the world’s most successful people did not necessarily start at the top.

Lost in Life

Moral of the story? It’s OK for you to take some time to reach a state of “success,” whatever this may be.

I have had to come to grips with this over the years when I graduated from college and it seemed like all of my (former?) friends and peers just seemed further ahead in life than me. I felt envious, just outright envious, that I wasn’t climbing up the mountain fast enough.

However, it was a significant epiphany for me when I could tell myself that it’s not a race. It’s never a race. It’s not like anyone else I have been envious with has treated it like a competition, so why should I do the same? In other words, don’t feel compelled or pressured to rush up the mountain when you should be doing things at your own pace.

Eventually, you’ll get to the top if you focus and maintain perseverance from start to finish. Like, I completely get it. As someone who has had those awful days where I just want to give up and let myself fall, my hopes and dreams always snap me out of my self-defeating state of mind.

You are your own worst enemy when the going gets tough, but you never stop climbing. A bit of progress each day is still progress.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction


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