When we embark on a journey with children, they are typically eager to arrive at their destination. They often ask how much longer until we get there. As responsible adults, we encourage them to appreciate the journey and enjoy the ride.
However, in both our personal and professional lives, we often act like children ourselves. We tend to fixate on our next goal and obsess over its completion. We link our success to the end result, leading us to rush to the finish line as quickly as possible.
This childlike behaviour causes unnecessary stress, depleting our energy. We constantly seek shortcuts to our destination. We become impatient and may even behave poorly towards others.
There is value in remembering the wisdom we impart to our kids and learning to appreciate the journey itself. By doing so, we can reap the benefits of the process and find joy along the way. So let’s take a step back, slow down, and learn to enjoy the ride.
Stop and smell the roses: The importance of enjoying the journey!