“A goal is not about what you accomplish. It’s about what you become.” -Michael Hyatt
Goals are simply targets of could be achievement.
There are thousands of books, articles, and people like me that think they are essential- shoot, even the Son of God, Jesus, had a goal: to save the human race from living a life of nothing.
This is not to deter you from setting or keeping your goals, but to challenge the notion that your worth and purpose of a success or successful year are in achieving your goals.
The true joy is like that of anything- the journey to the top. Climbing the mountain is less about the view at the top and more about the trek of getting there- patience, practice, and persistence.
Using a simple goal that many set: running a half-marathon or full marathon.
What if your goal was simply to become a runner? Not the best, not the fastest, but for one year you just focused and learned how to become a runner. The marathon then doesn’t have such a meaningless feeling…
Once you finish that half or full, you’ll have a time warp of all the days and miles you ran in order to be able to… trust me, I’ve been there. Then you ultimately go back to eating Culver’s double deluxe baskets every couple days along with the other bad habits because it was never about becoming something greater, but simply accomplishing something.
The accomplishments are stellar, even great, but what if the focus shifts… become what you seek to be.
A provoking question to leave you with:
This June or December, what if you look back on today? Is it really about the marathon ran (insert your goal) or the miles you’ll put in today, tomorrow and next week?