The Journey of Pursuing Great Goals

Great goals usually take some time to materialize. When you decide to pursue a great goal, you decide to embark on a journey. And the journey is just as—if not more important than—the destination. Don’t miss out on the journey because you’re focusing solely on the destination.

While on your way to your great destination take time to “sightsee” (i.e. appreciate and enjoy your journey) and to celebrate milestones.

Your journey towards a great goal has various facets, and knowing these facets allows you to become intentional about making the most of each.

A Journey of Growth

Great goals demand great growth. To reach a great goal, you must grow. There’s no way around it. Pursuing a great goal is a transformative journey: the person you become when you reach your great destination isn’t the same person you were when you started your journey. As you travel from point A to point B, you also make an inner voyage from the old version of “you” to a new, improved version of “you”.

Like gold purified by fire, the journey improves you. It isn’t easy but beneficial—perhaps necessary.

A Journey of Mastery

The journey of mastery is an extension of the journey of growth. As you pursue a great goal, you’re pushed to raise your level of self-discipline. You must discipline yourself to get the job done: you do what you must do so you can get where you want.

When everything in you wants to give up, you push through. When the safe shores of complacency are calling you back, you refuse to retreat and keep pressing forward. As you reach your goal, you’also reach a new level of self-mastery.

A Journey of Discovery

The journey of discovery is yet another extension of the journey of growth. In the process of pursuing your great goal, you discover things about yourself, others, and the world; you make enriching experiences and learn new lessons; you acquire new skills (and hone the ones you have). At the end of your journey, you have gained new insights and see the world and your life in a new way.

Keep your eyes and ears open so that you can absorb all the greatness that surrounds you while you travel.

A Journey of Connection

When you pursue a great goal, you inevitably connect and collaborate with other people. Great goals are accomplished by teams; no one makes it alone. Others who share your vision bring their expertise and experiences into the mix. And like a strong body functioning properly, you achieve the great goal together.

The success of your great goal often hinges on your ability to collaborate effectively with others.

When you maximize every moment, great goals are a great journey.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.