It is so surreal to come so close to a goal you’ve been working towards since you were the age of ten.
Can you imagine it? Being so close you can feel its magnitude on your fingertips and taste the glory on your watering tongue? I can.
This last bit of the journey is so important. Your last burst of strength to pass the finish line. It shows character. To come so close to the ultimate achievement in life is almost heavenly.
After the fact is just as important too. After you have achieved whatever it was you’ve been working so hard for. After you’ve felt on top of the world. After you’ve felt invincible. What you do after is probably the most important of all actually. Do you become complacent in your glory? Do you stop living?
Your answer to the latter question determines who you are and what you are made of.