We are often in a hurry to get to where we want to be. We are results-oriented and want to get there as fast as we can. In the meantime, we take for granted the journey that led us there. Once we attain the result, we celebrate for a bit; then, we look for something else. The desire is to keep getting the “high” from the results, but we dread the process.
In 2019, I went on a road trip and drove 3300 KM (2050 miles) over 18 days. My first destination was about 700 km, which would take 7 – 8 hours. Even if I sped up and drove like a madman, it would still take me hours to get there. It dawned on me that instead of focusing on the destination, I should enjoy the journey instead. Since I changed my view of the journey on that trip, I have been enjoying the process of the challenges I take on, even if they are hard.
What I share is not unique or new to most of you, but it sometimes is good to hear it again. I keep reminding myself of it. Some things take a natural course, and whatever you do, it will still take the time it takes to get there. Why not enjoy the process instead? It is where we spend most of our time anyway.