But there are these other things - goals, or what you will - that we have NOT done. We have NOT completed. We have NOT met...yet. Because much of the journey is in the experience and not the result, that is OKAY. It is OKAY to not know everything, have completed everything, achieved everything. Funny thing, the companyI work for just released a film the address what happens when someone gets what they want. Okay, so it is a "family film" ... but it is nevertheless an interesting notion.
So for you, dear reader and friend, and those who occupy both spaces, I give to you a list of my yet-to-do's in hopes that you can relate. And in the hope that you accept that just because you have not completed "X" yet does not mean it is not in your immediate or distance future.
Completed an Ultraman
Qualified for the Boston Marathon
Written a book
Run a sub-20 min. 5K
Coached a Boston-qualifier
Run a sub-45 min. 10K
Had an office space (not cubicle) at work
Completed the Comrades Ultramarathon
Competed or completed in a 70.3 IM event
Won the affection of a man that wants to marry me
Broken the 12-hr Ironman finish
Started or completed a 100-mile run
...and these are in no particular order. And they are not my flaws. Each is a ray that makes up a sunrise of a horizon in my future.
Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point-its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms.