He noticed that the goals he had expected to achieve by age 25, as he had set for himself when he was 16, had all become failures.
We are the authors of our own goals, and like any creative writing, we may rewrite and revise our goals at will to make sure they are both reasonable and satisfying. There is no use in chasing a goal you no longer want to achieve, and there is no point in failing at a task that is beyond your obvious limits.
When someone forgets this, he or she becomes like the repeat criminal offender, never understanding why he or she must always return to court and to prison repeatedly, sociopathically wondering why the world is against him or her.
When you remember that your goals can be changed, you can never be a failure.
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