This reminds me of goals. It’s only a goal if you strive to attain it. Once you attain the goal, it ceases to be a goal and it’s now an accomplishment.
Hmmmm… I think that it’s probably equally important for desire be in congruence with effort. You have to be realistic enough to know when to move on and when to keep trying. We’ve all heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. I think that applies here.
I like to think that my effort meets my desire most of the time. I aimed to finish college early. I ended up busting my butt and I got my 4 year degree in just under 3 years. I really wanted to get involved in personal training, and as far as I know, It appears that I’ve put more effort into getting educated about the job and the fitness industry than my peers who are of the same chronological experience as me. Of course, comparing yourself to others in this sense is never really a good indicator, or at least it shouldn’t be, of how satisfied you are with yourself. I can say that I have enjoyed learning in my life, and I remain fulfilled in that sense. I feel like my desire and my efforts are in a good balance, which I hope will continue to help me be successful.
This is a great question. I wish more people would respond to it!