Ever since I was little I have been determined and goal-oriented. Throughout my life I have been tested and challenged by myself and by others. Today is one of those days where I reaped the reward of hard work and not giving up. I experienced defeat over and over, and over and over again, but for some reason, still never gave up because I knew what I wanted would be worth all of that defeat. Today I experienced a feeling of accomplishment because I achieved something I set my mind to a long time ago. Today was a day to be proud of myself.
More people need to experience this feeling. More people need to set a goal, tackle it, and then smile about it. If you do not have a vision for something you want, then you'll never get out of your comfort zone and experience this insane feeling of accomplishment within yourself. Goals should be finish lines; would you start a race without knowing where the finish line is? Would you even start a race without a finish line? You must have a goal in order to give you purpose for waking up and doing what you do everyday. Once you have that, everything you do because much easier and your life becomes much happier.
Lastly, after you achieve that goal, you must make sure to reward yourself, and feel good about yourself. Because that, my friends, is what makes it all worth it. Now that I have met a goal of mine, it's time to set another, and I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and get started.