What do you want to be when you grow up?
We ask this question to young children knowing whatever answer they give will not be based on any sort of future “career” they desire. The answer (astronaut, lion tamer, superhero, firefighter) is a melding of character, personality, morals, and actions. They admire their heroes for more than just what daily job they have.
Often, when we are going after goals of our own, we forget about everything except for the action. We focus only on the finish line of the goal and anything that we can do to get there faster is better.
We think of “doing” something instead of “being” something. It may seem like splitting hairs, but the framing of our goals can determine whether or not we enjoy continued progress and success further down the line.