590 views | Sarafina Ann Nneoha | September 26, 2019
I came across a tweet the other day. It says;
“We are all eager to reach our goals. There is just something inside us that makes us impatient and whatever it is that we want, we want it right away. But, you also need to realize that things just don’t work that way. And the best you can do is enjoy the process and focus less on the end result”.
When I read that tweet, it actually got me thinking – these days, a lot of us, young people are depressed because it’s frustrating climbing the ladder of success. We all want to make it, we all want to blow but how many of us are willing to enjoy the journey? None, of us and that is why we are all depressed. We are all fixed on getting to our destination while forgetting that it’s the journey that matters.
We set target after target to jump to the next phase of our lives. In doing so, we become constantly caught up in a race to accomplish more, get further, climb higher and reach the top of the proverbial mountain of success. Okay, let’s say after years and years of late nights, constant stress and frustration, your dreams finally come true. “You don blow”. You have the wealth and power you always desired, you live in a big house and your bank account is heavy. You have all these yet when you look back, all you see are the days you never enjoyed, the experiences you missed out, the friends and family you took for granted. How can you deal with this level of regret?
It was Zig Zaglar who said, “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”. At the end of the day, it is our journey that matters. Without those journeys, there would be no story to tell. When you listen to some successful talk, it’s always about their journey. What they did and how they did it to get to where they are. What shape our personality are all the little decisions you make. On a journey, you get to experience growth and improvement.
So, dear reader, I know you want to make it so bad and I know how hard you are working. We all know that life is busy. Your daily routine is probably jam-packed with obligations and responsibilities because you have to keep up with the fast paced world. This constant stimulation mandates that you take some time out for yourself. Slow down every once in awhile just to relax. By doing so, you’ll be living in the moment instead of worrying about the future. And trust me; see this depression you are gradually slipping into? It will definitely fade away and you will be a lot happier.