Shots of Wit

A regular posting of witticisms, aphorisms, and general musings by Clifford Cohen.

Enjoying the ride…

Work towards a goal, but try not to visualize the successful result: if you don’t achieve success, you will be disappointed; if you do achieve success, you will already have experienced it in your mind’s eye.

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Let the outcome of any endeavor have an element of surprise. The sages of old recognized that success—whatever form it takes—is most satisfying when it has not been fully experienced in the imagination before it has occurred. Whether an endeavor is ultimately successful (based on one’s preconceived expectations of what “success” should mean) or not, nothing can take from you the joy of the process of discovery—regardless of the outcome.

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