Almost everyone has things they want or wish to accomplish in life. It could be a possession like a dream house or car, or could be a passion or hobby to that perfect relationship. No matter what it is you are searching for in life, there are usually two ways you go about it...one is to look at the destination and keep your focus on the prize. The other is to look at the journey and how you got to the destination.
A road trip is a perfect example and analogy to be used for the things we want in life and how we look at them. We've all taken some sort of trip in life that we were excited about. Think about what was the best part of that trip. Was it getting there and that is all you could think of was, when I get there it's gonna be like this or that. Or, was it the trip itself...the journey getting to the destination. The excitement of where you were going, but really enjoying everything along the way.
Some will say the destination and some will say the journey. So, which is a better perspective...Journey or Destination? Personally, I am a Journey point of view...I think everything that is done on the way to where you are going makes the destination that much better! But, I know a lot of Destination people and they have a good point that it is the satisfaction of getting to their destination, or goal that makes it worth while.
The reason I wrote this was because one is not better than the other...it's just different! If we can learn to be a little bit of both and balance our point of view, we will be better in the end. If you are a journey person, there may be a lot of destinations you missed because you got off track enjoying the journey and there may be a lot of destination people who got to the destination, but regret not looking around on the way there to see the wonderful things they experienced. So, in the end, try and remember to keep an open mind and see both sides of things...this will allow you to learn and grow more as a person and maybe next time you will see everything you wanted on the way there and enjoy the fact you got to the destination how and when you wanted.