Is the fun in the journey or the destination?

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We are often in such a hurry to reach our destination that we miss the beauty in the journey. We drive fast to get home, to work, to wherever we are going that we miss seeing the scenery around us. Now I am all for getting to my destination as much as the next person…especially if there is a time associated with it as I don’t like being late. 

However, when it comes to our dreams, our life vision, our passion and purpose, perhaps we’ve put a timeline on it so we begin to rush and miss part of the amazement of the journey. Perhaps we even are looking so far ahead that we miss a shortcut that will get us to the destination with even greater ease and more fun.

Today I was out sailing (one of my greatest passions) and I had the pleasure of meeting Tony who has been sailing for over 45 years. He was a great skipper as well as had great stories to share regarding his years of racing on the ocean. However my biggest takeaway from Tony was when we were on a school bus heading back to our harbor as we had left the boats in a different one. We were driving alongside the lake and came across an area on the lake called the Playpen. On a beautiful summer day you will find dozens if not hundreds of power boats anchored together partying and enjoying the summer sun. Tony mentioned that power boats go fast to get to where they are having fun and sailors have fun along the journey at a slower pace. Now although my passion is sailing, I’m happy to be on a power boat as well, but it got me thinking about things that I try to hurry up in my own life to get to where I think is going to be better than where I am today. It was a great reminder that today is where the fun is, the beauty, the magic, the happiness and by being all those things today, I will create that even bigger and better tomorrow. 

I invite you to enjoy the journey and create better destinations by: 

Relaxing and taking deep breaths. Today is where magic starts to unfold and build upon for our tomorrows and days to follow.

Looking for things to appreciate in this very moment whether your life is filled with love or you are in a space of fear as there is always in all ways opportunities to appreciate more.

Mostly, my wish for you is to know the more you focus on deeper love, laughter, and happiness today, the more you will allow it to unfold with grace and ease tomorrow. If you are seeking a better job, a romantic relationship, a safer and secure reality, FEEL that today and let it continue to grow in your tomorrows.

Until next time, whether you power your way through or choose to sail through the day, remember  you are worthy of greatness today, tomorrow, and all of your tomorrows.

UPLIFTING QUOTES

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” ~ Earl Nightingale

“One of the best paradoxes of leadership is a leader’s need to be both stubborn and open-minded. A leader must insist on sticking to the vision and stay on course to the destination. But he must be open-minded during the process.”
~ Simon Sinek

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” 
~ Lao Tzu

“The only journey is the one within.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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