every dream comes a compendium of discouragements and delays and distractions
and depressions and derailments and disappointments.
And in the moment, it
feels like you’re
constantly taking it in the teeth. But the good news is, if you stay in the
game long enough, your rewards will far outweigh your frustrations.
learn to take those things in stride. Calmly accept setbacks as the normal
course of events. Set long range goals to help you transcend the immediate
situation, set short term goals to help you gain a sense of efficacy through
incremental achievement, but live each day as if it was only a matter of time.
Because this is a long arc game. And the winners aren’t necessarily the ones
with the most talent, but the ones who refuse to go away. So just keep getting better, and everything else
will take care of itself.
Baumeister’s happiness research actually proved that the best prescription for happiness was a slow
crescendo of successes, allowing yourself to savor each increment of
achievement or improvement in circumstance. Because even if everyone wants to
get to the top, he said, if you really want to enjoy it, you should take the
stairway rather than the elevator.
That’s the secret. Get good at not going
away. See if you can outlast most of the people you hit the starting blocks
with. And when the end result doesn’t turn out exactly the way you planned,
just remember, better
to fall short of realizing your dreams than never to have dreamed at all.
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