Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Milestones -- Writer's Poke #300


Life is just a series of milestones. Do you agree? Whether you want to play the game of life or not, you’re in the game. The older you get, the more you start to reflect on what you have or haven’t accomplished.

There’s no escaping reflection. Some people may be able to discard the value of milestones, but discarding doesn’t eliminate them.

When people talk about having a happy or content life, what they are probably talking about is paying attention to the milestones, and being happy or content with their accomplishments. People only discard the value of milestones when they are not happy or content with their progress.

For me, Writer’s Poke #300 is a bit of a milestone. When I started writing my blog a few years ago, I had the number 300 in mind. It was something to shoot for, but I didn’t know how long it might actually take to write 300 pokes. I’m convinced, however, that if I didn’t have the goal in mind, it would have taken a lot longer… and I might never have reached it at all.

What milestone have you reached lately? What new milestone would you like to reach next?

“Some may try to tell us that this is the end of an era. But what they overlook is that in America, every day is a new beginning, and every sunset is merely the latest milestone on a voyage that never ends. For this is the land that has never become, but is always in the act of becoming. Emerson was right: America is the land of tomorrow.” – Ronald Reagan

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