Suddenly You’re There

“Eye on the prize” they say. But maybe eye off the prize and blinkers on is more conducive to achieving your goals.

Man engrossed in his work

“Eye on the prize” they say. But maybe eye off the prize and blinkers on is more conducive to achieving your goals.

Four years ago I decided to enrol in a psychology degree course here in Dublin. In 2016, looking out towards 2020, it seemed like I was entering into something the finish line of which was too far ahead to contemplate.

Four years were going to pass either way, so why not make something worthwhile in the process.

That’s it you see, this thing we call time will pass regardless, and we will get older, so best to occupy our time with something that engages us.

It’s the same with work.

We’re all going to leave this place. There’s nobody getting out alive, therefore, we have no option if we are to be happy in our work or any place else.

We can’t tell by the number in the bank, the car in the driveway, the woman or man or our arm. We won’t know by the title on our business card or the number of clients on our books. It won’t be clear from the sound of the applause or the number of pats on the back received.

There will be signs, but they’ll surprise us rather than relenting to our prediction. They will be there in the ordinary.

So get into it.

Put the blinkers on and head down.

One day you’ll look up, and all of a sudden, you’re there.


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