Succeeding, Yet Failing

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“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter” I read this in the book Love Does by Bob Goff and it challenged me to think.

Do we really know what we want? How do we decide? Do we strive for greatness or power or love? Do we show others kindness or pass by thinking… it is their problem.

We do so many things with our lives in the modern day that we can be pulled a million ways at once. We have to know what truly matters and what things are worth our effort.

It has been said that “Anything is possible if you just believe” and the idea behind this is true, if you try hard enough, you can accomplish your goals. I often think, if I could only accomplish one thing with my life, what would it be and are my actions working towards this goal?

For me, I care about people and I want to help them. If this is the case, then all of my actions should show my care and compassion. I know that personally, I don’t always act in this manner, and I have come to realize that these will be action that don’t matter. I can do them excellently, but they don’t matter and this is just a waste of my time. So, I can succeed in my actions, but fail at my goal. Each action we take, should have a purpose otherwise, we will be living busy empty lives, live in which we are succeeding, yet failing.

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