Someone asked me the other day whether we should be focusing on the goal, or on the journey towards it.
As Gandhi said, “The end is inherent in the means.” How we show up in the present is what determines what happens in the future. When we’re concentrating too much on a future goal, we often miss too much of the present. The way to make sure the future will go wide (broad in worldly effect) is to make sure to go deep (showing up for all the opportunities for wisdom and connection) in the present.
Life is always presenting us with ways to get to the goal that the ego mind doesn’t see as such. That’s why showing up fully for life in any moment — even in subtle, seemingly unimportant ways — is always, always, always the key to success.