I read that somewhere — Strive Satisfied.

To me, it means … to enjoy the journey as you work toward your goals. Enjoy the process. Each step you take along the way. Small victories. Every day you do what you are supposed to do when you’re supposed to do it is a win. Another brick in the wall.

All my life, I’ve never been satisfied with my accomplishments. Part of that, I guess, comes from the way I was raised. I grew up always trying to please my dad and make him proud, and it seemed nothing was ever good enough. It was like that classic story of the kid bringing home a report card with all As and one B. Dad ignored the As and only pointed out the B. Next report card was all As. Instead of congratulations, Dad says you should have been doing that all along.

When you live only for the big achievement and don’t know how to enjoy the small victories along the way, reaching a goal is anti-climactic. That’s how it was for me, anyway. No celebration. OK, that’s done. Now what?

What next?

Being unsatisfied or dissatisfied with achievements can lead to quitting. Put in all that work? What for?

Let me tell you — quitting sucks.

And so does perfectionism.

You don’t have to be perfect!

Do your best.

Don’t quit.

Cross the finish line.

If you don’t win; you don’t win.

At least you tried.

You did it.

You fucking did it, man!

You finished!!!

You did it.

Way to go …

Be proud.