Ever sit down and write a long list of goals or dreams?
Things that at the time feel like, if you reached them, if you managed to achieve that, you would effectively ‘arrive’.
That’s exactly what we were required to do as one of our final tasks in coaching training many years ago. We wrote a letter, detailing every lofty dream we hoped to achieve in the following 3 years. These notes were then sealed in a self addressed envelope and given back to our trainers.
Three years later, I nervously fingered the weathered envelope, recognizing my own handwriting on this letter I’d all but forgotten.
The surprises continued as I slowly read the contents and discovered, that aside from living in a beachfront home, every single one of those large lofty dreams had come to fruition.
And what struck me most, was the discovery that even though I had achieved all of that and more, it was not accompanied by a deep sense of accomplishment or contentment. I felt no different inside.
Will I ever truly get there?
You might never feel like you are as good as you need to be.
You might never feel like you are fully there.
The horizon keeps moving ahead of you. There’s no actual point where you reach that personal pinnacle.
The realization is both confronting and comforting.
You are an infinite study in human potential.
You will never run out of room to grow.
You will never arrive and you’re exactly where you are supposed to be.