397: The danger of goals ​

…is that we risk missing lessons taught by pursuit:

  • Goals take us where we want to go, if we focus on making them happen, of course. Disciplined pursuit puts our attention on the horizon.
  • But goals take us away from today if we’re not careful to combine them with an appreciation of all that lies between us and that horizon.
  • Pursuit has its own rewards–grit, camaraderie, culture, character–that we’ll miss if we don’t savor it (or if we skip it by buying on credit).

Without those rewards, your goals are unlikely to be achieved anyway. They lie between you and the horizon for a reason.

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