Yesterday I went for a run up the mountain. Sweaty, tired, and sore, I reached the top with an enormous sense of pride. The fruit of many months effort, I had made it to the top without stopping, achieving a longtime goal. After surveying the valley below, I turned and began running back down the trail with an enormous sense of satisfaction.
Then, it hit me: What next? I had been training for this for so long that now that I had obtained my goal, I felt a growing sense of emptiness at the thought that I would no longer have anything to work towards. No new goal. No new successes to achieve.
Just then, a fellow runner passed me on the trail. I was so caught up in my mental conundrum that I barely noticed him in time to discover that he wasn’t wearing shoes. Running. Up a mountain. Barefoot. I smiled to myself as I realized I had found my new goal. . .
I share this story, not to try to encourage everyone to take up barefoot mountain jogging, but to convince everyone to never stop progressing. Life is about endlessly growing and constantly improving. Nothing is more gratifying than having a goal met, so why not give yourself the pleasure achieving success again and again. Oh, and if you need to find something new to change, try utilizing the ideas provided on ChangeAnything.com.
Pick a change. Accomplish that change. Rinse. Repeat.