Life is a Journey, Not a Destination

 

Life is a Journey; Not a destination“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

If life is a journey, not a destination,

then why are many of us running around like chickens with our heads cut off?  We are overloading our schedules with  things that absolutely cannot be accomplished in a day?

 

Are we not able to learn the lessons of the “The Tortoise and the Hare?” Life is a journey, not a destination

The hare was all set to go, go, go, and get to where he needed to be. Possibly, the hare made the journey without preparation. Did he have enough water to quench his thirst, good running shoes, or enough sun screen to last to the finish line?  He finally wore himself out, and the tortoise with his sensible schedule and tools, overtook the hare to win the race.

What do you think the hare saw as he was racing?  I can guarantee he didn’t see the trees, or the other beauties of nature, because the hare was in a hurry.

As for the tortoise, he (maybe) could smell the flowers, hear birds chirping, while listening to the sounds of the gurgling brook as he ran his race.

The hare, in my opinion, missed out on the journey of the race.  He didn’t see the sights (I think), and probably felt the stress of the schedule he had set for himself.

In Network Marketing, we often hear that fast is easier than slow.  This may be so for some. It can be exciting, at times, to live a fast paced life, but, if you’re always running, then what are you gaining? If we are off pace with ourselves, and rushing to learn everything at once, are we learning effectively?  Some may say, “yes” and others may say, “no.”

This is your call…but, learn to honor your own internal clock.

I was on a superb mindset call this morning and this was the quote that we were asked to write down…

 

“Sometimes, it’s smart to take a little less to gain a little more.”

Diane Hochman

 

My topic was not the topic that Diane was talking about, but I felt I could take her words and use them here.  She was referring to a practice called “jamming” in sales.

As I thought about her quote, I felt that if we take a little less “time”  overloading our schedules, maybe we could gain a little a more “journey” time with our friends and family.  Perhaps, we gain a little more, by having less stress in our lives.  Perhaps, we could see those precious moments in our journey?

These are my thoughts.  Tell me what you think.

Is life a journey, not a destination?

 

BG Jenkins

 

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

2 thoughts on “Life is a Journey, Not a Destination”

  1. Hello BG,

    My eyes went to the image first and by the time I got to the bottom of the list, I could see a situation of overwhelm but thankfully there was a sigh of relief when I started to read the blog post!

    Very true, we ought to pace ourselves wisely. I realized too that if what one does is just running forward, they can easily get lost in the wrong direction if they don’t step back to reflect on whether their actions are heading them towards the results they are looking for.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Ruthida.

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