This struck me as so true! I instantly connected with this, emotionally, remembering a time where I had actually ran down the last bus of the night. I was in total desperation mode, knowing that if I missed it, the walk home, not only would be long, but also dangerous. During this chase, I ran faster than normal - I was definitely more intent on catching the last bus, compared to if it was the first.
THIS is how our run towards our goals should feel! In our minds, there shouldn't be another "bus" coming to pick us up. Our actions each day should reflect the need to attain the goal - we'd crumble if it wasn't achieved. Instead, many settle for less, make excuses for why they "couldn't" sacrifice or work that extra hour, all while watching their dreams remain dreams.
Make them real ... now. Imagine yourself living the rest of your life without the goal you created. What does that feel like? If you feel as if the last bus just drove away, you're on the right track. You can't fake passion. Keep your heart open. Listen to it. Chase it with every last breathe in your body.