When someone says “I have arrived!,” it implies that they got to a place in their life that they have been working to get to for a long time. Whether it is graduation, career, family life, social status, or whatever, arriving at your intended destination is a wonderful feeling. Everyone should strive to achieve their goals.
But then what? What happens after “you have arrived” at your destination? I’m learning that that is where the real work happens. Of course, you absolutely should spend time enjoying your achievement. You worked hard to get there, why not enjoy it? But in many instances, you will have to work hard to maintain your place there. And then after a while, you may realize that there is another destination to get to. Another goal to achieve. And then off to work you go to get there.
In life, we are either moving forward or we are moving backward. There really isn’t any standing still. So when you do arrive at your destination, celebrate. Have a great time. Enjoy yourself every step of the way. But don’t forget to keep moving (forward). Never stop growing.