Embrace the grind – let your actions define you

The one thing that you should do every day is to remind yourself where you are going. Remember the plans that you’ve made for yourself. Recite them every morning. Own that easiest and indispensable building block of living happy and fulfilled life – be present and know where you are actually going. Understand true motivation and purpose behind your actions.

Once you are truly on the path toward your goal, the only thing left is to start enjoying the journey. That’s where most people start to struggle. They stay so focused on the goal that they allow frustrations of not yet arriving to build up to the point of bursting. Why? Getting upset that you haven’t already arrived will not make you reach your goal faster. Even worse, in most situations, it’ll actually put you further away from your goal.

Building up understanding and appreciation of the journey toward goals is indispensable skill that we all need to develop. Love your struggles. Appreciate the grind that brings you closer to your goals. Rejoice that your destination is long and hard, allowing you to celebrate not once, but multiple times for each and every milestone you pass on your journey. Reject doubts that are trying to get a hold of you and arise above petty excuses and empty dreams of everything changing once you arrive at certain destination.

Stop focusing on the goal when that goal is just a mean to another end. You are not reaching an end point, but yet another marker on the longer path your drew for yourself. Focus on the happy fact that you are performing in the moment and that you are staying true to the decisions you’ve made. And stop shielding yourself from excitement. Allow your inner self to release cry of joy for every single victory no matter how small or trivial it may seem. You deserve to celebrate and be celebrated for every positive impact you make.

Only when you put journey ahead of destination will you be ready to conquer anything you set yourself toward. The happiness belongs to those who love each and every moment of what they are doing. And if you are on the path toward your goals, nothing is preventing you from joining them. Embrace the grind.

The chief cause of unhappiness and failure is trading what you want most for what you want right now - Zig Ziglar. Grind for the long term.

The chief cause of unhappiness and failure is trading what you want most for what you want right now – Zig Ziglar

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10 thoughts on “Embrace the grind – let your actions define you

    • And if you are enjoying the journey you won’t care as much about goal. The best of us always manage to make work play.

  1. Wonderful thoughts here. I really like your positive transformation of the “grind” into the journey, which needs to be appreciated and enjoyed. I have definitely fallen into slumps after focusing oo much on the end goal!

  2. That’s very true..! Means are more important than the goals. We will reach our goals sooner or later, the thing that matters is how we have lived through the journey of reach it.

    Amazing Writeup..!

    Loads of Love
    SKG

  3. Great post and very rightly said
    And that’s what I think of journey and destination. Journey towards the destination as important as destination itself. Do keep an eye on destination but dont forget to live the moments of the journey. That will make the achievement to reach destination more satisfying.

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