Welcome to The Blogging A-Z Challenge April 2012! Some of the most popular posts here at The Shellshank Redemption are the Motivational Mondays. So, after consulting the tortoises, we decided to make April our Motivational Month! Please join us for this (almost!) daily dose of alphabetical inspiration. We hope you enjoy it!
* IT IS GOOD TO HAVE AN END TO JOURNEY TOWARDS; BUT IT IS THE JOURNEY THAT MATTERS IN THE END. (Ursula K. LeGuin) *
This is so true but so hard to see when we’re in the middle of, oh, I don’t know, rejection and discouragement and despair. When we’re watching everyone we know succeed and achieve and accomplish. When our goals and dreams are tiny pinpricks of light on a horizon millions of miles away.
But let’s take a minute and stop - wherever we are in the process - and look back. Look how far we’ve come! Look what we’ve learned! Look what we’ve done! Sure, we’re still struggling but what matters is that we’re moving forward.
Look at it this way - at least we’re doing, striving, aiming for something. I don’t know about you all but I’d rather be moving toward a goal, no matter how far away it is, than to not have a goal to move toward in the first place.