As I have mentioned previously in several of my articles about getting things done in life, enjoying the journey allows you to have fun and feel good about what you are doing, regardless of the end result. In other words, if you are not enjoying yourself now while engaged in moving toward your goal, you will not enjoy yourself, other than a few brief moments of excitement, when you achieve your goal.
This is such a vitally important point in regard to your overall happiness and satisfaction with life, that I am going to spend some time here outlining various ways to enjoy the journey to your destination, so that your time spent is both fulfilling and effortless. There is no need to struggle with moving toward something you truly desire.
And That Is The Key
The last few words of the previous sentence say it all. In order to enjoy the journey you need to be on the right path for YOU, and that entails knowing clearly and specifically what you desire most of all in a certain area of your life. Whether it is an improved relationship with a loved one or co-worker, an increase in pay at work, more energy and health, more peace of mind, becoming a published author, building a successful business, increasing your retirement income, or just gaining some clarity of what your overall purpose in life really is, it is imperative to know what you want or desire so that all of your effort is focused and directed toward that destination.
All of that may sound simple, but without knowing where you are going, you will not get there. Vague ideas of what would be nice to happen someday just don’t get it, and this type of thinking will continue to frustrate you and have you asking yourself why things are not working out.
So the first step is to do some soul-searching of all of your talents, abilities, interests, hobbies, frustrations and pains, and then determine out of all of this what is the most compelling area which will light a fire under you so that you are willing to go for it. At this point don’t worry how you are going to get there, as once you have a strong reason for going, opportunities will show up along with the appropriate folks to support your endeavor.
Now Let’s Get Moving
Assuming we know where we desire to go, we will have formulated a plan to get there. Now when we execute this plan, we must be prepared for a few detours along the way, which will necessitate a re-evaluation of our plan at various points on our journey.
This is where we discover if what we are pursuing is something which we really enjoy and love, or are we doing it for other reasons which are not self-sustaining, such as to please or impress others, or doing it just for the money. If it is for the latter reasons, we will not be inspired to continue when we hit a few rough spots along the road.
Actually this is a good thing. We can then stop and re-evaluate our motives and get started in a new direction, which is more fulfilling to our true goals and who we are as a person. When we are on our true path, we resonate with all that is involved, and effortlessly perform the tasks needed to achieve.
At this point we are doing this for the value we bring to the people in our marketplace, and the fulfillment of pursuing and achieving a heart-felt desire.
The Journey Becomes The Goal
When we have achieved this state of mind, our work becomes effortless because we will naturally enjoy the journey; we are on the right path for us. Time is meaningless because we are inspired to achieve and bring value to what we are doing. Our physical rewards are a no-brainer as they flow naturally to us.
This is not about figuring out how to do this. When we are naturally inspired and on our right path, each step along the way is fulfilling even when we need to make adjustments in order to maximize our efforts and results. This becomes a fun game, rather than a struggle of existence. It is more play than work. This has become an endless journey.
When we Let Go and Surrender to this process. our enjoyment is built in. We are able to feel secure within the knowingness that we are providing the best possible value to our clients or customers of which we are capable. If there are areas where we may want to serve the market better, we will eagerly seek out more specialized education to get that done, or hire an expert in that area to provide that service.
At this point there is no difference between the journey and the goal. This is the Process of our Life in which we are engaged. We make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world at large. Needles to say, this is a very worthwhile endeavor to pursue.
To bring this more down to earth and set up a few practical steps, regardless of your present situation and the goals you have, start by accepting where you are by taking one hundred percent (100%) responsibility for everything in your life. Don’t question this, just do it. If you question it and try to figure stuff out you will get stuck in the garbage (memories and data) and continue to spin your wheels.
Next, relax and take some time out for yourself and be a little patient. The important thing is to get on your right path so that all your energy is taking you where you want to go. Spend some time reflecting on exactly what will make you happy, and how you can best serve others given your unique set of skills and abilities.
Now you can set up a Plan of Action which is designed around your life which emphasizes your strengths and the things you enjoy. The bottom line is if you are not content with who you are and where you are going, your audience will not be content with you. It’s one of those Universal things about energy and how you affect things. I just love how quantum physics has proven all this metaphysical stuff to be true.
Anyway, let me finish this up before I get on a thousand and one tangents, and this becomes a short report instead of a blog post. Find out what inspires you from within and go for it. You have everything you need within yourself right this moment to Be the person Who you choose to Be.
All the very Best to You and your Adventures!