When a lot of importance is put on a single goal, there’s a huge risk to lose perspective.
As the goal is set and gets nearer, corners are cut, shortcuts are sought, poor work is normalized. And soon, the initial goal is either discounted or made unreachable. There is no more excitement in getting there.
This is why the way things are done are more important than the things themselves and the places they take us.
Goals are temporary and variable, practices are grounded and stable.
Keep a wide view on the horizon as you put one step after the other, relentlessly, day after day. You might spot new destinations, and at the very least you will have developed the muscles that will allow you to continue the journey.