It is nice, of course, to attain or reach a goal ... but the greater part of the value to be enjoyed is in the effort itself - the journey - the planning - the struggle - the inevitable learning the takes place along the way.
The day I was awarded my BJJ Black Belt was a wonderful day - one I will always remember with deep affection; but it still doesn't stack up against the journey I took to get there. That journey was full of struggle, wonder, frustration, awe, epiphany, bemusement and confusion ... I wouldn't of course, have had it any other way. The journey itself, was what gave value to the achievement (such that it is). Enjoy every moment ... good, bad and everything in between. - JBW


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