last updated March 1, 2021

You’ll always be becoming

by Rob Arthur

Goals are tricky.

Often, we never reach them at all.

We follow the plan.

We put in the work.

We dedicate our time and energy.

Yet, we don’t see the results we want.

Sometimes, we reach the goal, yet the satisfaction is fleeting.

Lasting only seconds, minutes, or days.

Realizing thereafter that we still don’t feel complete.

That there’s still more.

We expected a grand finish line.

A deep fulfillment.

A sense of finality.

But it’s not there.

What if our expectations were off?

What if the fulfillment isn’t in the achievement itself?

What if it’s in all the moments prior?

What if being there isn’t as important as going there?

What if it’s the process of becoming that’s most important?

You might grow.

You might learn.

You might improve.

You’ll never arrive.

You’ll never get there.

You’ll never be finished.

You’ll always be moving backward or forward.

You’ll always be a work in progress.

You’ll always be becoming.

It’s okay to feel like you’re not where you want to be.

That’s a sign of wanting more for yourself.

Recognizing your potential.

Sure, you may not feel like you’re reaching that potential.

That’s okay.

All you can do is keep working at it.

Keep trying new things.

Keep showing up.

Day in.

Day out.

You’ve got this.


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