Achievement vs Discovery

There are things
to be achieved.

Then there are things
to be discovered.

When we confuse something
that needs to be discovered
with something that needs
to be achieved
we may achieve
only to wonder
why it feels

Because what is to be discovered
cannot be known
before the discovery
while achievement assumes
the exact

To Do vs To Done

A to-do list,
can misguide us
to focus on getting things

May we remind ourselves
that it is a to-do list,
not a to-done list.

The list may say
spend 1-hour writing,
as opposed to saying
write 1 page.

Some things
don’t get done
by forcing it.

They get done
as a byproduct
of diligence
and persistence.

Achievement vs Development

If your goal
is to lift weights,
you can achieve that goal
by lifting weights.

But for your muscles to develop
you must put the weights down
and help your muscles

Without recovery
you may achieve,
and achieve
with minimal development
while promoting fatigue
and injury.

What if
our psychology
and our relationships
were like muscles?