“Everyone wants to reach a particular destination, but all the joy and growth occurs while you’re journeying toward It.” – Noni Boon
Life is a journey, not a destination. I have spoken to so many people who say ‘I’ll be happy when…” The secret to life is – be happy NOW. Every attainable item, every achievement and accomplishment eventually looses its gloss. Once you acquire it, the challenge no longer exists. What gives your life meaning is actually having challenges, desires, hopes, and dreams. Without this driving focus, life becomes hollow and meaningless.
My advice is this. Enjoy the journey for what it is. The journey provides the mystery, the intrigue, and the excitement. Once you reach the destination, sure it is fabulous. You will breathe a sigh of relief and feel a great sense of achievement wash over you but then it will be that and only that for the rest of time. Once you are there, you are there and the next thing to happen is for it to dissipate allowing space for the next challenge to appear.
Celebrate your success and more importantly, ‘cherish’ the road with all its bumps and curves that lead you to yet another milestone in your life.