It is quite possible that we go about our daily lives either so focused or so preoccupied that we miss out on the many good things all around us. It's not to say that it's necessarily a bad thing or even a good thing, it's just that we miss something—something that might prove to be important or essential to our well-being and to our growth. That's certainly one of the risks of being driven, and finding a balance can be difficult or challenging. Either way, we tend to go overboard. We are reminded once in a while to stop and smell the roses, but increasingly, that reminder is becoming meaningless as it gets in the way of what we want to accomplish that we no longer have time to relish the joy of simply being instead of always becoming. No one will ever fault us for being goal-driven and for being forward-thinking, but to stop and smell the roses is good for our soul, even if only once in a while.