He finally did it. Leo won an Oscar for Best Actor! That's just great, I am happy for the guy.
It's the peak of achievement to be recognized by your peers as excelling at an extremely high standard. I am sure as he was clutching the gold statue, he felt an enormous sense of pride.
Actors are "workers" just like all of us. They have to be dedicated and driven in order to be competitive. I suppose someone else could have won the part in The Revenant and done just as good a job. Maybe that person would have won an Oscar to!
Here's where I am going with this. Once you reach a certain level and complete a life goal, what now?
Leo will take the trophy home and put it on his shelf, then maybe take a step back and think to himself "Wow, I did it!" and then keep looking for the next big role!
You have to keep in mind that, after a big achievement, life goes on! It's hard to rest on an award and coast along when you still have to get up and go to work everyday.
Maybe you finally got the job you wanted or married the person you dreamed of. It could be that you have overcome an addiction or gotten out of a bad relationship. What about getting out of debt? That's a huge one! What happens after all the outstanding bills are paid and the credit card company is no longer profiting off outrageous those interest rates? If you don't have a plan for the future of your money, you can bet that THEY do!
This is the point...I think goals need to be set for our lives, but it's a good idea to have a goal for after that.
For one, it makes the present goal look a little more achievable because you have set a timeline for completing it. Secondly, setting goals beyond your goals, gives you a sense of where you are going in life. It's comforting to know there is a plan.
Set big goals,reach higher and further...
But don't forget...there's always more out there!