Forget The Destination, The Gold Is The Journey

The destination means nothing if you don’t appreciate the journey.

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

You’ve probably heard it before. But, what does that mean?

How many times were you asked as a child “what do you want to be when you grow up?” From an early age we are thrust into the mind frame of attaining, accomplishing or doing ‘something.’ Trying to be somebody. Wanting to go somewhere. Working hard to make something of our life. We get so focused on what we want to be, where we want to go or what we want to do that we see where we are, right here, right now, as just a stepping stone; a necessary requirement for our desired result.

We find ourselves actually believing thoughts like: “when I buy that house then I will feel accomplished,” “when I make that much money then life will be more enjoyable,” “when I find my purpose then I will be fulfilled,” or “when I meet the perfect mate then I will be happy.”

The day-to-day becomes a blur. Our sight is narrowly focused on the destination, we’re not fully living life. We’ve forgotten what really matters.

If you’re looking for an external source to provide internal satisfaction, which currently eludes you, your search will be never ending. No matter what you accomplish or achieve there will always be a deeper emptiness that remains. True fulfillment, accomplishment and happiness is having the ability to access it right now, right where you are.

Sure, it’s great to reach your goals and accomplish your dreams but your ability to make that happen is acquired on the journey. It’s the journeys that make up the memories of your life.

The journey molds you into the person you are today and into the person you will become in the future.

Stop waiting for something to happen or change for you to feel fulfilled…for you to be happy.

Stop. Breathe. Look around. Take inventory of your life right now. If only for a moment let go of where you’re going and breathe in where you are.

It’s your life, a part of your story. Appreciate and treasure it. You get the honor of writing it along the way. These are the precious moments of your one-of-a-kind journey of life.

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