“Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
– Francis Chan
There are potentially endless pursuits in this life, but few that are truly worth chasing. Part of finding success is being able to draw a hard line between what you truly want, and what you don’t need in your life, otherwise the distraction will drive you a million miles from home with no directions to where you need to go. Most of us are on autopilot: maybe we land a job after we graduate, we’re on the grind eight hours a day for, how many years? Do we even know anymore? We talk about our dreams, of the creative projects that remain hidden in a drawer, or behind the folds of our brains; we make endless plans, but always on a conditional basis: If I get that promotion, we’ll think about starting a family; Maybe next year if I have time, I’ll start working on that novel. In the meantime, we get really good at doing the same thing every day. If we’re lucky, we have hobbies, people we we love in close vicinity, goals within reach, but more often than not, they are rooted from a decisiveness about the things we prioritize.