The goal is never the goal itself. The goal is who you need to become in order to achieve that goal. (Kary Oberbrunner, motivational speaker and author)

It’s a different way of thinking, isn’t it? We usually think that the basic question is what’s the goal, what are we aiming for? A moms’ coach, Katelyn Denning puts it another way, “The best part about setting a goal is who you need to become in order to achieve it.” A worthy goal requires a worthy effort from a person who is, or becomes, all he or she needs to be to succeed.

If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit . . . The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life . . . Walk with the wise and become wise. (Proverbs 9:12; 11:30; 13:20)