This has been said before, in various ways, but when I thought of these words, it struck me. I try to practice mindfulness, do (almost) daily meditating, but I can see that I am still very goal-oriented. Goals are good…right? But when I focus so much on the goal, I am not aware of the enjoyment I get out of the process of getting there. This is what I want to continue to change about my thinking and awareness. It would look something like this: I went deer hunting this past weekend. I did not get a deer. From a goal-oriented perspective, the hunt was not successful, and “not successful” is not a good feeling for me. But from an experience focus, it was wonderful. The weather was comfortable, the sun was shining, I was out in the woods. Just time to enjoy alone time with no pressure, no guilt, and sit there and see what happens next. I encourage to reflect a bit and see if being too goal-oriented might be an issue for you.