What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
– Zig Ziglar
Meaning of this quote:
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by following the process to achieve it.
It’s not about the destination, rather It’s a journey or process that matters the most. It’s not about achieving the goals, It’s more about the process it takes to achieve them and that’s what most important than anything else.
Master the process and you can go beyond the goals. Obstacles don’t feel like an obstacle when you know what you’re doing.
Success or failure is nothing more than an outcome, In the end, It’s the process or journey that teaches the most valuable lessons.
Trust the process
Remember, achieving the goals is nothing more than a reward that you get when you trust the process and take it in a serious manner. It’s merely a byproduct depending on your process or journey.
Rewards don’t make us better, they are nothing more than byproducts, what makes us better is the process we follow to turn our goals or dreams into a reality.
Turning goals into a reality is not easy and that’s why only a few are managed to engage in it. What it takes is hard work, planning, perseverance, and the ability to start from scratch.
Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.
The journey is more important than the destination, the act of doing something matters more than its outcome. A destination is indeed a source of motivation and that’s what drives us to keep up continue the process until we reach there.
The process is important because It’s the process that teaches us a lot. It teaches us important skills or anything in between which may be needed to get towards the destination or goal.
Think big and aim high
There is nothing wrong with thinking big and aiming high. When you aim for something which sounds hard or impossible, It helps at the same time to think on a whole new different level and motivates you to get there or at least closer to it.
Aim for something which is beyond your capabilities, let the process it takes to get there makes you capable enough to reach beyond it. And that’s a reason why ultimately It’s the process that changes us and makes us better than before.
Let’s say you aim for doing something which takes certain skills you don’t possess at this point, but, since you’ve aimed for it, It will drive and motivate you to learn those skills any anything in between and that’s how It will make a positive impact in your life.
Remember, experience matters the most. The more different things you experiment with the better perspective you may gain.
A life long learning is essential, embrace the process of learning, learn from everyone and everything. Even your past experience or mistakes also teaches a lot, learn from them as well.
There is one great quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
When you think about the goals, think about the growth. Remember, real growth happens along the process of doing something which you’ve never done before.
Let your goals drive you to learn new things and help you to grow and be someone who is more than capable enough to turn everything into a reality. Remember, growth happens when you aim for it, and most importantly, It happens when you challenge yourself and aim to do something which you never have done before.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
– Napoleon Hill