Be fluent in Mandarin
Read a book every day for a year
Lose 40 pounds
Why do so many people set high goals, but end up completely dropping and forgetting about them? People even drop their high goals, laugh at their old selves and think about how naïve they were "back then" for setting such goals. Why does this occur more often then not?
One word: Results
Focusing purely on the results blinds people from seeing their progress and purpose of whatever they're doing.
It's going on a car ride down PCH and only thinking about getting to San Diego.
It's reading your favorite book, with only the end in mind.
It's going to school, with only the thought of graduation.
The whole purpose of the action is not celebrated, only forgotten about.
Focusing on the "why" lifts the blindfold and allows one to see the journey and purpose of the things they do.
It's going on a car ride down PCH and taking in the surrounding scenery.
It's reading your favorite book and enjoying the plot twists.
It's going to school, and actually learning.
Not only is the whole purpose of the action celebrated when one focuses on the "why", but in the end you find yourself at the destination.