The trip is the goal
I’m writing this from my phone while I’m on a road trip to the east coast of Canada. I’m listening to my buddy Mike play the guitar as I watch the scenery change outside the window. If the goal was to get somewhere quick we surely wouldn’t have chosen to rent a 70’s camper van — a plane would have been much more efficient. But the goal of a road trip is’t the destination it’s the trip.
It reminds me of how we often race through life always thinking of the future instead of the moment. Or as Dan Harris said “when you have one foot in the future and the other in the past, you piss on the present.” We go through life’s milestones and forget to live today. We go to school to get a job, get married and have kids. And we delay living until one day we wake up too old to do the things we should have done. What if we were told that life was about living it.
Originally published at Jean-Luc Boissonneault.