Sunday, June 26, 2005

A lItTlE iNsPiRaTiOn FrOm MoUnT gEdE

During the climbing in Mount Gede, I asked my self about something. I asked my self about what was the different between the rushing climbers that wanted to get to their destination as soon as possible with climbers that enjoyed the climb while they were trying to reach their destination. The freshness of the air and the beautiful nature scenery gave me the answer to my question. I saw impatient look, frustration and desperation in the eyes of the rushing climbers. Even after they arrived at their destination, I didn’t see happy expression in their faces. All I saw were just weary faces with a little satisfaction.
On the contrary, I saw lots of satisfaction in the eyes of the climbers that enjoyed the climb to their destination. Along the way during the climb, there were a lot of beautiful things that we could see and enjoy. Things that could make us even more satisfied after we reached our destination. I also saw that climbers that enjoyed their climb had more organized and planned foot step. They also didn’t look as tired as the rushing climber. Then another question arose, what was it that these rushing climbers actually looked for? I think they were just looking for ways to satisfy their ego, which in fact could never be satisfied. This kind of mentality will only make the climb not fun and difficult. On the other hand, climbers that enjoyed the climb, they were able to make the climb a fun journey without forgetting their real goals, their destinations.
This is a really good analogy with our life. In life, there are people that want to reach and get what they want as soon as possible. There are also people that enjoyed the process of achieving goals.
People who like to rush in order to achieve their goals are more likely to feel frustration and disappointment during the process of achieving their goals. Also, by the time they actually reach their goals they will only feel a little satisfaction. To them, their goals are just something that they have to get to satisfy their ego, which they will never able to satisfy, not something that they want to get. All of these rushing will make their steps in achieving their goals unorganized and unplanned, which will also make their life look hard and difficult. All of this rushing will make them more likely to feel frustration and desperation when they fail.
On the other hand, people who are enjoying the process of achieving their goals have more organized and planned steps. They can enjoy their time during the process of achieving their goals without forgetting their real goals. For them life seem more enjoyable. Because they really love what they do to achieve their goals and they really want to achieve their goal, by the time they achieve their goals, they will have more satisfaction compare to people who have the tendency to rush things. Even when they fail, they will still enjoy their failure, because they have the opportunity to learn from their failure and improve their next step to achieve their goal.
Well, it’s all up to us whether we want to be a rushing kinda person or a person that enjoy every single step he or she take to achieve goals. But, most importantly don’t be a person without goals. Enjoy and love what ever you do.


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