Why You May Lose Steam On Your Goals In Your Thirties
We can mistake learning for achievements
There is this misunderstanding that achievements should come just as quickly as learning does. So we can spend several years just getting good at something and then, when we have finally mastered that skill, we are frustrated that we haven’t also accomplished the top level milestones associated with it. But, that thinking is a bit delusional. Does a violinist, when she has finally learned how to play well, expect to be first chair in the greatest symphony on the same day? Probably not. But we believe that learning how to do something well would immediately mean seeing the accolades.