Your life will have milestones! There is no doubt about that. However at only one point in your life will you reach any sense of complete finality, at your death. In my estimation, that is not a goal to move toward as quickly as possible. So therefore the thing that is left is PROCESS. Even the games, matches and contests, that we compete in are steps along the path to becoming. Becoming what? That is up to you.
If you put in the requisite effort, then you are becoming better, stronger, faster, smarter, leaner, calmer and the other er’s in your life don’t ever have to stop. They are always capable of being improved based on your potential. Reaching milestones is not a reason to stop, unless that is what you want. If your appetite is satiated, then by all means, take a bow, revel in your success but don’t believe that it is all you have in you. That is not something that you will ever reach. For some people that is daunting. The endlessness of your own capability can intimidate because comfort can be drawn from familiarity.
In my belief it is liberating to believe in endless potential because no matter what level you’re at there is room to move. You are not boxed in by a ceiling. Bowling at the professional level gives me no excitement because it only allows for a certain level of performance, beyond that you can’t do any better. Perfection or bust is not anything I’m interested in. The pursuit of something beyond what is now known is interesting. The you of right now is a rung of a ladder for tomorrow’s version to climb upon. Give yourself sturdy shoulders to stand on by believing in the process of every day!
One step at a time!