All Roads Lead to Rome
I’m on a path.
It’s interesting looking back at where I started several years ago, to where I am now, and to where I’m going. I’ve had the same goal for years now, but how I’m getting there isn’t at all how I’d imagined.
There have been plenty of twists and turns, valleys to hike into and hills to climb. I’ve back-tracked and sped forward. Somehow I’ve ended up where I am, with a book in the works and a podcast launching in approximately two weeks!
Just three years ago I was working a corporate 9-5 with an excellent salary. I didn’t have an idea what I’d wanted in life. Entrepreneurship was risky, and I needed money from a steady paycheck.
Fast forward now and I’m three (or four?) businesses in, and producing content on a somewhat regular basis?
But it doesn’t feel like I’m doing enough. There’s always that next step. Always something that I can do better. I often forget that it’s okay, and probably recommended, to take more time to appreciate where we are, and be present in the moment. At every step, to acknowledge that today, we’re here and we are capable of moving forward.
I feel like, and I could be wrong, that a lot of us get this feeling of dissatisfaction. Maybe you’re pursuing a four-year degree, and you’re in college for 5/6/7- heck maybe even ten years. It happens. But you know what? Life is full of twists and turns.
The important thing is to have your goal in sight. Any plan for life, whether it’s academic, professional, informal or whatever, rarely works exactly how we expect it to. But if you have a goal, don’t lose focus of it. The saying that all roads lead to Rome applies directly to life. The goal is to get to Rome. What’s important is that you reach your destination.
Just try not to be too stubborn with how you get there.
We, hopefully, will continue to have new days. New days to become greater. New days to appreciate that we exist, and have the chance to make our lives and our world just a little bit better. Spending those new days worrying that we’re taking too long is a bit of a waste of the day, don’t you think?