What is more important to you; the learning process, enjoying the moment, the movement, the relationship, experiencing the event itself…OR seeing and feeling the manifested product from your choices and actions?
Anything manifested in physical is fleeting, temporary, like a cloud that will eventually evaporate like your body at the end of your life. We all really need to think about this when we start coveting something. Do you really have to have it or do you need something else that’s inside you?
The other side of the coin are the experiences we have, what we learn about others and ourselves. Now, in this scenario, there are no mistakes. Everything we go through has a learning curve or we are doing it for the adventure, to see what it feels like. There is the possibility that we will feel things emotionally or physically that we have never experienced before. The experience is not fleeting because it affects your spirit. It doesn’t matter if the experiences feel good or bad because both are temporary. This too shall pass!
If you believe in the soul and eternity, then you’ll want to go in this direction. No one can take your memories and experiences away from you. While it’s vital for everyone on the planet to have food, water, air, and a roof over their head, what we need most beyond that is human companionship, adventures, and learning.
It would be a mistake to size up your success based on “stuff”, tangible this and that for it will evaporate and mean little to nothing in the end.