I was watching an interview with an actor a few days ago.
A guy I never heard about before, but recently made it big.
He’d been in a bunch of movies and TV shows before, but I hadn’t seen any of them.
He was talking about a near emotional breakdown he had once he started getting big time TV and movie roles.
He said he’d been chasing the dream for so long.
Then when he found it, he had a crisis of conscious.
He said something along the lines of:
“I’d been chasing this for so long, but then when I got there, there was NOTHING there.”
It sort of reminded me of the movie “Vacation.”
The first one.
Most of the movie was about a long road trip.
The dude and his family driving forever in a station wagon.
All the adventures along the way.
But then when they finally got to Wally World, it was closed.
This is a common experience.
We are going after something for a long, long time.
So much we kind of have a “one-itis” for the destination.
The job, the career, the girl we’ve been chasing.
But when we see the REAL THING, it doesn’t come close to our fantasized, ideal version.
This is what that actor was describing.
The real achievement was nothing like what he’d been dreaming about.
But he, like many other people, described this as a function of the world.
As if somebody, or some thing, or some group, or society in general was doing something WRONG.
Nobody is doing anything wrong.
He, and the world were acting exactly like we’ve been programmed.
It’s a function of how, specifically, we interpret ambition.
We think our ambition is a specific place.
A place that once we arrive, everybody will live happily ever after.
This is a dangerous and can lead to nervous breakdowns.
Things a lot of “quickly” famous people find.
Things a lot of astronauts find.
If you are floating around in space, and see the sunrise from space, there’s not much back on Earth that can compare.
Our ambitions are supposed to be moving targets.
Metaphorical carrots that are ALWAYS a bit out in front of us.
To keep going forward.
This takes a lot of deliberate effort.
Because we are also very lazy.
We LOVE the idea that if we ONLY get that one thing, or that one girl or that one job, we can finally relax and enjoy life.
This is not true.
Which is kind of harsh, on one side.
But on the other side, it’s fantastic.
Because if you can correctly interpret your ambition as a never ending, always growing, moving target, you will CONTINUE to create better and better things.
So long as you keep chasing your ambition.
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