Sometimes in life, we get so preoccupied with our ultimate goals and success that we forget to enjoy the process that leads us to achieving these goals and success. Think about it like this. Say you and your loved ones are taking a road trip somewhere. On the way to the destination you pass a lot of great scenery, restaurants, and popular landmarks, but you don't take the time to stop and enjoy these things because you are so focused on getting to your destination. Yes you eventually make it to your destination, but you've also missed a lot of potentially fun, everlasting memories along the way because you were only concentrating on one part of the trip, not the trip as a whole.
Oftentimes we treat life and our goals just like the trip described above. We don't take the time to enjoy other things that are happening around us because we are only concentrating on the bigger picture. We are so busy running through life trying to make something happen that we are missing precious moments.
I hear people talk all the time about what they are going to do when they finally accomplish a goal or reach a certain status. My question to them is, "What are you doing in the meantime?" Life shouldn't be on hold until you reach a desired point. Life is a road that is meant to be traveled and lived at all stages because you never know when that road will change or end.
Don't wait for the perfect moment to live. Enjoy the scenery on the way to that perfect moment. Living on the way to your perfect moment will make your perfect moment that much better.
On another note, I am helping out a family that lost everything during the flood in Baton Rouge. The family consists of a mother and a daughter who is in the 9th grade. If you would like to join me in assisting this family, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Your help and prayers are greatly appreciated.
I'm enjoying the journey. Are you?
- Samjah Iman