Joy In The Journey.
If you have ever been discouraged because of failure, please read on.
Far often, achieving what you set out to do is not the important thing. Let me explain.
Two brothers decided to dig a deep hole behind their house. As they were working, a couple of older boys stopped by to watch.
“What are you doing?” asked one of the visitors.
“We plan to dig a hole all the way through the earth!” one of the brothers volunteered excitedly.
The older boys began to laugh, telling the younger ones that digging a hole all the way through the earth was impossible.
After a long silence, one of the diggers picked up a jar full of spiders, worms and a wide assortment of insects. He removed the lid and showed the wonderful contents to the scoffing visitors.
Then he said quietly and confidently, “Even if we don’t dig all the way through the earth, look what we found along the way!”
Their goal was far too ambitious, but it did cause them to dig. And that is what a goal is for – to cause us to move in the direction we have chosen; in other words, to set us to digging!
But not every goal will be fully achieved. Not every job will end successfully. Not every relationship will endure. Not every hope will come to pass. Not every love will last. Not every endeavor will be completed. Not every dream will be realized.
But when you fall short of your aim, perhaps you can say, “Yes, but look at what I found along the way! Look at the wonderful things which have come into my life because I tried to do something!”
— Author Unknown
how many a times people around us tell us that we are unable to reach our goals? tell us that we’re too ambitious. it’s impossible? quite a plenty, no? i’ve faced quite a lot of “you’ll not be able to make it la”, “your thinking is too far fetched”, etc. yes, i do bother about them, but after some time, i dont care about them. it’s my life that i’m leading. who are you to tell me what i’m going to do? of course i do fail at times and all, but it’s about picking myself up from where i fell that is important. from each experience, the journey or process of going through it teaches me much. next time, when you are faced with difficulties, tell yourself, “so what if my final outcome was a failure? i’ve gained something valuable that no one can ever take from me! knowledge, experience and what i’ve learnt from the process.”