If you keep running towards something that's actually worthwhile, whilst only focusing on your goal. Eventually you'll trip up, run out of breath or just collapse on route. You'll end up in final place and everyone will overtake you. This has happened to me throughout my life time when focusing on my ambitions. I've stayed up nights thinking about what I will become, and the questions that plague my thoughts are pretty much never ending. Do I take risks or do I just carry on with what I'm good at? Do I give up a substantial income for something that will provide me with a greater future? I've normally kept quiet about what I'm good at. I'm not a master of everything and I know that. Everyone has their talents in their own ways and I'm completely aware of this. I've been keeping my work covert until I'm actually ready to show off, until it's actually at a point where I'd be satisfied to risk my reputation.
This may sound like gibberish but if you think about it from a third person point of view it makes complete sense. Stand back from your aspirations for just 5 seconds. Tear your perspective away and view it from a distance. The connection between you and your goal is elasticated, sometimes it stretches and the route becomes longer however sometimes it will ping back into place and you will be left stood right beside your goal. However, you never know when it could stretch away again.
So I've decided I'm prepared for the New Year. I'm prepared for the consequences of me taking this next step. I may have to hide my ambitions, put some stuff on a temporary hold and just focus all my energy on making something work. I will never forget my original goals. They stay true to me and I will sustain my journey towards them as I handle something different.
There's only one way to go when you're feeling ambitious and that is towards what your instincts are telling you. Just keep going, if you trip then get back up again. If you collapse then just gather your thoughts, think, drink some water, take a breather, figure out what's the best tactic to carry on and do just that; carry on.
Most things do happen for a reason. Not in a spiritual kind of way, but in a sequence of events kind of way. You just need to be aware of consequences and also be aware of your initial choices that caused the outcome.
Last place isn't always bad! As long as you make it to your goal, then nobody else matters and it doesn't matter what place you came.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year too.
Song listening to right now: Subterranean Homesick Blue - Bob Dylan