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Reaching the End

Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Reaching the End
“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time.” ~ T.S. Eliot
“To finish first you must first finish.” ~ Robin Sharma
“Sometimes in life, we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to find joy in the journey.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“Don't be sad because it's over. Smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss
Life is continuous but to make sense of it we split it into cycles - start-continue-stop - of experience and achievement. Not much pleasure in a cycle that never completes - in that case we wouldn't even want it to start. We want a good outcome, naturally, but with an exciting journey, not just an arrival. Creating your life and your path ahead - not just following orders, copying others or meeting expectations, but instead, true to your heart. As Steve Maraboli said, "Judge me if you want, but at the end of my life I choose to have memories, not regrets."
Reaching the End

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