I’m not usually one for sports metaphors, but I like this one:
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland
It’s a very fair statement to make. They do say life’s about the journey and not the destination but if you don’t at least have something to aim for you can turn around and realise the last few weeks, months or even years of your life haven’t achieved much.
There’s an episode of American sit-com Scrubs where an old woman says she’s ready to pass on even though there is life-saving treatment available, and when JD tries to convince her she has a lot to live for she counters everything on his list of things to do in life by examples of when she’s fulfilled the goal. Learning a foreign language and travelling to different countries. We should all aim to be that woman, having a full life of many goals and a wealth of achievements to look back 0n at the end.