"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
[Ursula K. Le Guin]
It's easy to get hung up on the ideas of arriving, achieving, and completing, but most of the time the sense of accomplishment quickly wanes, and we are left with that hollow feeling again. The most valuable lessons we learn happen on the pursuit to our dreams—It is along the way where we learn the art of forgiveness, encouragement, and love. Next time you plan a goal in life, write down the three things you want to ensure you carry inside you on the path to that goal.