A young boy travelled far from his home to study under a great teacher. When he met the wise old man, his first question was, 'How long will it take me before I am as wise as you?'
"The response came swiftly, 'Five years.'
"'This is a very long time,' the boy replied. 'How about if I
work twice as hard?'
'"Then it will take ten,' said the master.
'"Ten! That's far too long. How about if I studied all day and
well into the night, every night?'
'"Fifteen years,' said the sage.
"'I don't understand,' replied the boy. 'Every time I promise to
devote more energy to my goal, you tell me that it will take longer.
'"The answer is simple. With one eye fixed on the destination,
there is only one left to guide you along the journey'"
its an excerpt from Robin sharma's "The monk who sold his ferrari" book and has always been my favuorite when it comes to philosophy.