Sometimes you have to make short term sacrifices for a long term goal. In some ways this gets harder to do as you get older, because you’re aware that the future is more tenuous. It may not be there waiting for you when you’re ready – the future may have different plans. This is where it gets tricky… At some point in our lives what’s ahead of us stops being a wide open vista and starts becoming a landscape with a series of hidden cliffs to watch out for.
This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to make long term goals, it just means we need to think long and hard about whether they are worth it. Are they worth our precious time, a resource we can never get back?
Working towards something and fighting for a goal is part of what makes us a vital and engaged human.
Struggle gives our life meaning. Just make sure it’s meaningful…