It’s Not About The Reward, but About The Journey

It’s a mountain of a dream and a mile-high climb to the top. And what it took me a long time to discover is that I didn’t like to climb much. I just liked to imagine the summit. – The Subtle Art of not Giving A Fuck

We would all like to be something we’re not. We all wake up on certain days, terrified that we are less than what we all dreamed of becoming when we were kids.

That is okay.

The thing is, we all like to imagine having certain results.

We fantasize about being famous or rich or married to someone hot as hell…

We all like fairytales…

The thing is, that’s superficial.

And my definition of superficial is this: you want something without knowing the full range of pros and cons, without being aware of the circumstances and the consequences.

It’s like this: you’d like to be rich, so you win the lottery.

Now you’ve got to worry about what to do with all that money. What to buy, what to invest in, what to do to not lose it all.

You lose a lot of friends, or you might try to keep them by helping them with some money…

You don’t know when to say no anymore, because you don’t know how much is a dollar worth anymore. Having the money to buy something doesn’t mean you should buy it… doesn’t even mean you can afford it.

You’ll probably realize that you never wanted to be rich in the first place. You wanted the result, yes. You wanted all the good parts, without the bad.

And you cannot have sunshine without a little rain now, can you?

That’s the process…

All the pain, the suffering, the petty frustrations, the uncertainty, the time, the effort, the sweat, the blood, the tears…

You cannot have a six pack without working out and eating five times a week from McDonald’s…

That’s how it goes…

We’d all wnat to be fit and healthy, but few are willing to do what it takes to be fit and healthy.

The struggle alone pleases us.

That’s why people born into money are usually unhappy, beautiful people sad… you do nothing to get something, you do not appreciate it, and it feels as if you never had it in the first place.

It’s not about winning, it’s about playing the game.

Such a terrible cliche, isn’t it?

But you should never forget that cliches are true. So, so true.

I wanted the reward and not the struggle. I wanted the result and not the process. I was in love with not the fight but only the victory.

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8 thoughts on “It’s Not About The Reward, but About The Journey

  1. I feel that this post can be relatable to many people. It can be so easy to get caught up with comparing ourselves to others, that we may often not take the time to think if what we “want” is what is best for us.

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  2. Great article. When I was in my teens I wanted so badly to be a model, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t grow any taller. It taught me to accept and adjust. Now, I work for the things I want and let the rest fall the side. I might not get to my lofty goal, but I hope to get close.

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