Be. Fully. Present.

In life, we have the call to push into our dreams, our goals, our plans. The more we do this, the easier it becomes to mentally remove ourselves from our physical surroundings. Goals, and plans, and dreams aren't inherently bad things. Being absent and passive as a result of having them is. Having a vision for something is not meant to remove you from your current season. Rather, it is to give you hope while you navigate through it. It seems a little contradictory, but maybe your goals shouldn't be seen as the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe, instead, its the light that allows you to walk/run/drive while inside.

I'm convinced that the reason people give up is not always because the don't have the motivation, but because their goals are pulling them out of the ability to execute. It's easy to get stuck in a dream and want it to be real so badly that all hope and incentive are abandoned. 

Reaching your goal, alone, is not the incentive, though. No, reaching your destination is only the start of the incentive. It's living after your dream is captured that houses the true gift. That is paradise; not getting your reward, but getting to live with it.