“To journey happily may very well be better than to arrive successfully”
Now those are some words to live by.
People these days tend to get so caught up in their go-go-go lifestyle that they forget to slow down and appreciate what’s right in front of them.
We’re all guilty of it. The thing is, if more of us stopped to smell the roses from time to time the world would be a better place.
Let me explain…
Having a goal to work towards in life is something everyone should take upon themselves, as for any other attempt at self-improvement.
The only problem is when your focus on accomplishing what you set out to do begins to cloud your perception of everything else around.
When it comes to getting that pay raise at work or winning an upcoming race you signed up to compete in, sometimes you can get so “in the zone” that you totally miss out on enjoying the actual journey to your destination.
Don’t get me wrong, you have to do what’s necessary to reach your goals, but that doesn’t always mean sacrificing the little things in life.
The whole reason life is so precious in the first place is because nobody on this planet is promised tomorrow.
ANYTHING can happen. The human existence is so fragile that you should be thankful for every single minute of it.
It’s just not worth it to go through life sticking to the same mundane routine and working with your head down at all times.
Whenever you have the blinders on you don’t get to experience what life is all about.
Don’t let the rat-race or whatever it is you’re determined to achieve get the best of you.
Make it a point to slow down a little so you can enjoy the company of others, nature or anything that makes you happy for that matter.
Juggling your dreams and aspirations with the little things in life is completely doable. You don’t have to choose between one or the other.
If you’re looking to become a better person, start out by learning to appreciate life for what it really is.
I guarantee you’ll find that it’s better to enjoy the path you’re on than to continue down it and arrive without having done a bit of sight-seeing along the way.
Life is too short.
If you haven’t already come to terms with what’s truly meaningful and important in it then you will soon enough.
By then, you just may regret not making the most of everything that you had around you when you were younger and had the chance.