Is the journey more important than the destination?

We often say ‘The journey is more important than the destination.’ At first it makes sense. We are accustomed to setting goals. They keep us going. And going. And going …

photo of steam train

Not only WHERE, it is also HOW!

Unfortunately setting new goals (and chasing them) all the time can pan out pretty bad in the end. Why? Because in the end we run out of time!

If we focus only on destinations (goals), we miss all the beauty the path can offer. So it is journey which counts the most, right?

Not exactly.

Without goal we don’t have a motivation to start a journey. Without destination there is no path. It can’t be. Journey is always defined with a goal. Even if it changes and we achieve something completely different than we intended in the first place. Even if we never achieve the original goal. Yes, it’s the gold medal in the end of competition, but only memories from the path (trainings, friendships, adventures) will count in the long term.

A medal can be stolen much easier than the journey, so choose your path wisely and stop thinking about your goals only. Take moment to enjoy the path as well. It’s great to have dreams. Future without dreams is not worth mentioning. It’s even greater to have memories. Our past consists from memories only. They are the only proof of our existence.

But all in all we only have the present. Right here. Right now.

Don’t miss it.

Set your goals. Enjoy your path. Have a great moment!