Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Greetings, Monday people! I hope the weekend was a quality experience for you in whatever way you sought. Mine was a bit tiring but also a bit excellent. Now it’s Monday and it all begins again.
Will Rogers was a quote machine. Look him up someday and marvel at his insights into humanity and culture. You would think he was a product of our time, or any time. Today’s quote is relevant to every day that has ever been, even to you and me today.
Among the more important lessons life has taught me is that success is less an experience or a destination than it is a journey. Seven years ago I took a hard look at my health and decided it needed a change. Using my naïve knowledge of the time I set a weight goal and started working. Small changes, simple efforts, gradual improvements, and four years later I reached my goal. And then I did what 90% of all people do who set weight goals: I celebrated my “success” and began to regress. I saw success as a destination, not a journey, and it cost me. This illustration applies to any goal or dream: personal, professional, spiritual, relational, etc. If the vision is a destination then success will be short lived.
Why? Because at some point you will relax, settle, pause to appreciate, and there will go the turtle right by you. What turtle? She of the tortoise and the hare fame of course! The better visions of our lives focus on the current moment and what we are doing to move in the chosen direction. When the journey becomes the point then the success is the constant transformation of ourselves. The only success we will honor will be the consistent reinvention of ourselves into something better. I should know; I’m trying to get back on track.
Assuming you’re on the right track, how’s your movement going? What is your focus: the destination or the journey? What are you celebrating? Clue me in; I’d love to celebrate with you! Have a wonderful week.