The best way for your vision to fail is by clinging to it.

Whatever we do, it won’t turn out how we expect.

There are the things we can control: the daily contributions to our account.

And there are things we can’t control that will, all the same, determine how our vision manifests.

We can invest, but we can’t control the interest rate. Or inflation.

We can only have faith that our progress towards the goal, our determination to achieve our vision — whatever that ends up looking like — is enough to get us there.

But to be happy on our path, we must relinquish the outcome.

Clinging on to what we think it’s supposed to look like will only make it less likely to happen.