Yup, I decided to make a post on this famous line. Today's post was inspired by a line the Joker said in The Dark Knight. Why did I decide to write about this quote, it's a good quote. That's it plain and simple plus it applies to many of us. So let's dive into today's post.
Before I give my interpretation of the quote and how it applies to myself and others, let me first tell you the whole quote. "I’m like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn’t know what to do if I caught one, you know, I just do…things" - Heath Ledger as The Joker. Sounds funny but this quote applies to many people. Josh, what are you talking about we aren't dogs what cars are we chasing. This statement is a simile because it compares the Joker to a dog. The cars are his goals and by catching the car he is achieving one of his goals. Now that I explained it like that, many readers are saying in their heads ahhhh. When most people achieve their goals they don't know what to do after. They are sitting there with the car bumper in front of them and no idea what to do next. Even successful people suffer from this quote, look at Robin Williams. He obtained all of his goals and he didn't know what to do next. He became depressed and unfortunately took his own life .
I'm not trying to make light of his situation but how else can you explain how a person who obtained everything they wanted could still be depressed. Josh, what about you then? You achieved your goal of publishing your own book, what did you do after that? To be honest I stopped my hustle. I didn't know it but I got comfortable and I honestly thought that I made it. I had completed a childhood dream but I still had bills to pay. Achieving this goal was nice but I soon realized that it wasn't my real goal. The only way I was able to come to this realization was by sitting down and evaluating everything. Sure it was nice to be considered successful at my ten year high school reunion, but it made me realize that I the car I wanted to catch was still out there. I can never really catch my real car because my goal is to bring joy to people through my content. So technically when I caught my car it lead me to my actual car. Confusing isn't it, don't worry I confused myself a bit too. Achieving my goal gave me the strength to pursue a bigger goal that would help more people than I would have thought possible. It's a hard goal but it will keep me going than a simple monetary goal would.
Have you ever said that you would do so much more if you received a raise or what you would do if you got that promotion. What happened after that, nothing you went back to wishful thinking and wanting more. It's in our DNA, we are never satisfied when we get what we want. Which is why most successful people if not all, are all against doing things for the money. What am I getting at with that, I'm saying don't let money be your car. Find a car that will elude you for most of your life that you may never catch. What's the point of that you ask, it's pretty simple. Enjoy the time you spend on that journey catching the car. I remember my journey to achieve my beclnch press goal clearer than achieving it. Why, because of how hard it was to achieve and the amount of work that I actually put in. Don't get caught up with the sum that you forget all the parts that went into it.
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