As I continue to grow my knowledge, skills and relationships I learn more that the destination is not the ultimate goal. I am a goal driven person so it is easy to get stuck in the mindset “if I do this, I will get that” and be satisfied. It is not until recently that I’ve started to understand what Seth Godin writes about in his blog below.
He’re to the journey: better business, better craft, better relationship, better but never best.
It’s easy to fall in love with the GPS version of the universe.
There, just ahead, after that curve. Drive a little further, your destination is almost here.
Done. You’ve arrived.
Of course, that’s not how it works. Not our careers, not our relationships, not our lives.
You’ve always arrived. You’ve never arrived.
Wherever you go, there you are. You’re never going to arrive because you’re already there.
There’s no division between the painful going and the joyous arriving. If we let it, the going can be the joyful part.
It turns out that arrival isn’t the point, it can’t be, because we spend all our time on the journey.