It’s one thing to say that you can or are going to do something, and it is a completely different thing to actually do it!
I was pondering this today and came to a realization that the story of lost treasure is as much about just accomplishing something as it is about gold, silver, and diamonds. You could imagine that this goal, however simple or complicated, is the fabled treasure. Many people know of this treasure and so you come across them in taverns speaking of it and how they hope to find it one day or how they would go in search of it, except for the fact that blah, blah, blah. Yes, many people know of the treasure, but to actually find the treasure takes time, hard work, a bit of luck, and the fortitude to know that it will all be worth it when the journey is over and the treasure is in the hand. But then again, some people like to talk about treasure, and others are obsessed with chasing after it.