No matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
We recently sat down and watched The Great Gatsby this past weekend. Although I can say that I wasn’t really mature enough nor did I have enough focus to actually finish the book during my middle school years (SparkNotes baby!), I truly enjoyed it. Obviously, the quality of the writing and plot line have proved themselves time and time again as the book is constantly used as recommended reading and consistently appears in “Top 100” rankings.
However, the quote above really struck me as odd. It came from Gatsby himself during the movie and seemed to accurately portray the human struggle of achievement.
Put in a good solid workday today, but don’t worry, there’s always tomorrow to try harder.
Is this the case? Probably far too often.