I'm a carrot person. I don't mean I love to pick up a bag of tiny orange sticks and devour them daily, I'm not Bugs Bunny. However, him and I have something in common: dangle something I want in front of my eyes on a stick and I'll chase after it.
My boyfriend chases giant carrots. He makes goals to pay off all his student debt, to buy a brand new car, to have a giant amount of savings, to have an important and successful career, to travel the whole world, and so forth. He never stops dreaming big, and it's both admirable and insane. It's defeatists to believe you can chase everything at once.
These aren't the kind of carrots I chase after. They all seem too distant and I get distracted by closer ones. When I wake up in the morning, I get out of bed for the dangling carrot of coffee. When I work out, I do it for the pizza shaped carrot that evening. Everyone is always chasing after something, but I like to keep most of my 'somethings' within arms length.
I can explain why I don't aim for the stars and chase the dreams that seem impossible. It's simple, happiness. I can see the carrots I think will make me happy in the future, but I am certain of the carrot that makes me happy the current moment. As long as I continue to chase after the baby carrots that make every moment happy, I'll be happy always. I can't know what will make me happy a year or ten years from now, but I do know that if I spend everyday choosing to chase after happiness, it'll be awfully hard to miss out on happiness for the rest of my life.
Therefore at night I'll dream of being debt free, and in the morning, I'll get out of bed to drink coffee.