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"...is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." Or, no matter how much you work, it won't mean anything if you weren't heading toward something.
This quote, from Cricket umpire Bill Copeland, shows how important it is to create good goals for yourself. You can work and work for your entire life, and you might even gain a few yards—but if you aren't visualizing something concrete that you want to accomplish, you'll never have that feeling of success that comes with achieving your goals, nor will you build up that momentum that helps you accomplish even more. You don't even have to make those goals public, if you don't want to—just make sure you have one in your sights if you want to actually get some satisfaction out of your work.
Photo by Josh McGinn.