Signpost, victory, and fulfillment

“A signpost stands at a fork in the road.
Pointing in one direction, the sign says Victory.
Pointing in another direction, the sign says Fulfillment.
We must pick a direction. Which one will we choose?

If we choose the path to Victory, the goal is to win.
We will experience the thrill of competition
as we rush toward the finish line.
Crowds gather to cheer for us.
And then it’s over.
And everyone goes home.
(Hopefully we can do it again).

If we choose the path to Fulfillment,
The journey will be long.
There will be times in which we must watch our step
There will be times we can stop to enjoy the view we keep going.
we keep going.
Crowds gather to join us on the journey.

And when our lives are over,
those who joined us on the path to Fulfillment
will keep going without us
and inspire others to join them too”.

A thought provoking start to “The Infinite Game” by Simon Sinek.