Your email address will not be published. In the larger sense, though, I think we’ve all accepted the that journey is more important the moment we decided to go into creative roles. It is insane that we do not let them start training for their career until their twenties. Happiness is created in the little moments. It encourages us to demote direction and embrace a shoulder-shrugging ‘anything goes’ attitude. I am trying to enjoy the moment and enjoy the journey because for me when I do this, the quality of my work improves. It’s not mutually exclusive. Let’s talk about how life is about the journey not the destination a lot of people mention this quote, a lot of people say something along those lines and a lot of people really mean it. life is a journey, not a destination . But just think about how much more I will appreciate it when I finally do get to. Can I ask what project is taking up 4 years of your time? In many ways, the destination of our lives, whilst important, isn’t the point. Simple as that. They treated destination as survival. Life is about the destination, not the journey. We are not Buddhist monks, obviously we have to get shit done. Wow, what an interesting article! Would we have invented the lightbulb had we subscribed to that philosophy? At first I was not sure how it would resonate with me but further reading found some serious pearls of wisdom along with some great comments by other folks. Still waiting on your reasons to why this is delusional. It is the mixture of everything. When this happens, we have a reason to hold back, to relax, to wander, to be aimless. Glimpse here, and you’ll positively uncover it. They are also getting dangerously close to running out of food. Von professionellen Übersetzern, Unternehmen, Websites und kostenlos verfügbaren Übersetzungsdatenbanken. Pleasure as always, Sam. January 22, 2017 Everyone takes every step In a very unique way.The journey may take you down by great storms and bumpy roads but It does not tater, what matters the most Is how many times you stand up and continue. But, as some comments indicate, when we achieve a goal we most likely, and should, set a new goal. But the destination is worth it. The journey of finding out who you are and what You truly want the destinations and pit stops to be is more important. I really like that poem. It is the regrets over yesterday and the fears of tomorrow. A lot of people have fallen short of their destination because the road or journey is too tough and painful. But hey it’s funny you came back here a year later just to respond at 330am LOL. Your views are clearly set. I mean sure, you can break down life into chunks and have “destinations” as in your neanderthal example or going to the shops for milk, complete your masters degree or whatever, but the truth is those “destinations” are not final, life carries on! JK, no I cannot. In fact many go to extraordinary lengths to try and avoid their destination ultimately to no avail. Nothing is working. Each moment In your Journey of life, you are presented with an opportunity to react differently. Just kidding, I’m sure you are managing your personal hygiene just fine. happiness is a journey, not a destination. If you hate every step of the journey, maybe the destination isn’t worth it and you should change it. Interesting post Alex. Let’s look at this in a very primal sense. Interesting precursors of the expression were in circulation in the previous century. Life is not a race. Buuut I’ve also learned the hard way pushing to complete the tasks and not enjoy the lessons learned or enjoying the view along the way feels robotic. You can only truly enjoy and appreciate the journey if you have a destination. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. Sorry but I’m not sorry that my words hurt you. Think for a moment about our close relatives, the Neanderthal. After all, the journey lasts a lifetime, and you need good friends to travel with. Millions of people around the world are suffering when they otherwise need not be. Life is about the journey, not the destination. However, the key to obtaining real peace in our lives is to focus on enjoying the journey, taking the time to “smell the roses,” and focusing on what’s really important in life. Alex has got it backwards. But the point of making a goal is to reach that goal and not making the journey the highlight. November 15,2016 Remember t he Journey in Life is not just about the destination, but about what happens on the way there. I reduce my time exercising, catching up with friends, and doing little things I love. I am going to use a metaphor to really hit my point home here. Interestingly, I think this kind of thinking and especially from the example you gave could apply to leadership roles within a group as well. Übersetzung hinzufügen. Pretty nice post. There’s a balance to it all. But what if we never reach that point? I think what Alex is targeting as a red herring, relates to this entitled western-mindset that if you feel like you are doing a good job, then you deserve rewards. November 12, 2016 Enjoy and even laugh about all the little mishaps that occur along the way. Let’s do this. Feel free to tell me how I’m wrong about this. Re-adjust the destination and get there as quickly and efficiently as you can with the resources you have. As Ralph Waldo Emerson so brilliantly said, “Life is a Journey, Not a Destination.” I believe the same can be said … It’s not about the destination it’s about the journey. f you ask the Internet, noted American author Ralph Waldo Emerson is usually attributed as the source of the well-worn maxim that “life is a journey, not a destination.” One problem: Emerson never said that. 7 Truths that Explain Why You’re Winning Less than You Could Be, 21 of My Favourite Motivating Ideas That Will Make you a Better Entrepreneur, 11 Things That Stop You Being a Top 1% Creative. So, in conclusion, I ask you to remember what this metaphor was all about… Living a happy life is not about getting to a certain destination. I like this Alex and it’s just the out-of-the-box thinking readers of Red Lemon Club have come to expect. But the end of our life is our death and death is not a destination, it is an ending. It’s not a hope or a prayer and spend time each day doing something towards it. What is important is where you are now. April 2, 2017 All of humankind’s greatest wins happened when people prioritised their destination and went for it. For me, the destination is already LOUD and CLEAR. We need to have an idea on what really matters in life. It is ok if they have some danger and adventure in their life. I still do not have running water. Governments cash in on this as motorists speed to their destination oblivious to the journey. Surely we could make greater, more reliable incomes doing other jobs that we don’t like; why don’t we? The last quote you mentioned actually supports my argument pretty nicely ;). Labor Day Party at Jill’s. Das Leben ist eine Reise, kein Ziel. In my work I have been part of a team mostly with varying roles, sometimes one of leadership for the group. The saying: life is about the journey, not the destination, denies the significance of destination. The journey isn’t always that fun. I automatically hear water flowing out of the bucket. I think that life is about both the destination, and the journey. July 2, 2016 April 21, 2016 Alive to God 2 Comments. That’s why the journey is so important. Instead I focus on swapping my winter clothes for my spring clothes. Sorry but I completely disagree. Confrontational? We change, live love(self love) m, expand our knowledge and learn that the destination we thought we had targeted not linger serves us on the journey. March 22,2017 As you read this story of my mission to finally take a shower at my Tiny, think about this mission as my journey in life and a fully working shower as my destination. More money, a new job, a boyfriend, a vacation… I don’t think there is anything wrong with having goals to strive for… Quite the contrary- they give you motivation and purpose that cause you to be a better version of yourself. An eternal journey without a destination gives you no time to rest, look back and reflect, and ultimately takes you nowhere. -----Status: None Event: None-----Independent semi-selective Ask/RP blog. actually the problem with life as a destination is that people forgot to stop by and observe life they tend to move fast and work endlessly resulting in burnout we need to live the present moment and take life as journey but it is my journey just like any well planed trip i know my destinations and aware of them and working toward them but keeping in mind that this is a journey to enjoy this is time to have fun that ease up the stress in my life.i put everything i have to get what i want but if anything doesn’t work out i am acknowledged enough to know that i should move on or i should try another way to get to next destination see destination and journey both are of equal importance here but i would still emphasize on journey as destination gives me a direction but how to get there is my choice (journey). This is so true and I’m so glad you wrote this piece. If they eased back a bit and they enjoyed the journey a bit more, then I think they would be more likely to get to their destination instead of quitting. October 19, 2016 The problems we see, particularly in ‘developed’ countries like the States and the UK, is rooted to the complacency and lack of direction among its people. I think Alex is bringing attention to having clear goals, and working towards those goals, even when the work is not pretty. “Life is a journey, not a destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Written by Liz Milani What if the destinations you’ve fought so hard to focus on weren’t your own but in fact we’re created early on in life by the scripts that were created for you? What I believe is important is that we cheat ourselves if we do not participate in – and contribute to life, during the time that we’re walking this earth. Thanks. We need to start young though and stop protecting our children from life. I wish I had thought of this when I Was in college… Kudos to you guys for thinking outside of the box like this! It seems to me reading your article that destination, any destination, near or far, that is in the short term or the long term helps to find direction. The phrase “putting away childish things” is often used to justify this idea that one must give up their creative dreams to work in an office and make money for their boss. I also think you could be right about another point you made; valueing journey over destination could be a symptom of a repressed society where people feel all sorts of things are just unachievable. Thank you Paul! If you are only here for the profound wisdom and the eloquent speech that I consistently deliver, then you can leave now. With the proper training, this would never happen. Whenever a saying surfaces that is not attributed to anyone in particular, and becomes popular amongst the masses, you can be very sure that it is nonsense. The article was just to draw attention to the false nature of placing journey over destination. Required fields are marked *. Do you see why the journey can be a potentially dangerous thing? I work for myself I have for over 20 years. Thank you so much for sharing your perspective! Otherwise, if it was just about the journey, like you said, you would be aimless, and waste valuable time and effort. There are so many nuances to this statement, in that there are ‘micro-destinations’ (i.e. Nothing drives me more crazy than listening to folks say – “well I have to wait to have all my ducks lined up in a row first…”. I believe life is about the journey. I decide I am definitely going to take out the tile. That cherry’s gorgeously red and beautiful to behold….but not very filling when it comes to the crunch. I guess it was not a good idea. All 80 people want to come through the Tiny House. Life is not about waiting to achieve a certain goal in order to be happy. That’s because most people work 9 to 5’s for a boss who knows the importance of the destination, lol. Life is About the Journey, Not the Destination This statement at first glance takes out your ‘Journey’ from any consideration, because it’s clearly saying it’s NOT about the destination. I’ll fill up the water and take one tomorrow. I highly doubt my memory serves me all that well though, so don’t go fact checking me about my own life. but there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Enjoying the journey improves the destination. Our experiences and our failures are very important to our growth. The fictional wizard, Gandalf, said “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”. Nevertheless, the key to enjoying peace in life is to concentrate on the life journey, rather than the destination. Yep – this was an article to challenge and get people to think a little. Sometimes that means moving up; other times it may mean weaving your way all around the organization to get to where you aspire to be. As a creative, if I don’t wake up each day and can’t wait to get started on my current project, then maybe either my journey or my destination need fine tuning. Thoreau made the observation that “many lead live of quiet desperation and go to their graves with their song still in them”. It always a pleasure to receive a Red Lemon thought-provoking article – thanks Alex. Great to hear that the article got you thinking. I thought I was the only one with this ideology. November 5, 2016 As for me and my crew, I am going to hunker down to my work, in a pleasant cafe in inner SE Portland. The Journey Is The Destination iIn Laurence Shames’ Sweet Smell of Success 715 Words | 3 Pages. I understand this saying the same as you Kim. They prioritised destination and did whatever it took to get there. Friends say to me I should visualize myself at the destination. Info. Winter might really be over. I think that the journey and the destination are inseparable – each influences the other. Look at Steve Jobs, he died an early death- and we could go into why that is- I think it’s safe to say he missed out on things like ‘Peace of Mind’, his daughter and living to an old age for a perfect product that the world would oogle over. Hear the music Before the song is over. Post navigation ← Older posts. They suffer financially, they’re depressed and they lack purpose. Just because you set a destination doesn’t mean you that is where you should be going. For some reason the tile looks way uglier in NY… This has got to go. The point is living a great story. Perhaps it is a case of “a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” – with plenty of destinations reached along the way. 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