The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
It’s an old cliché, but the oldest sayings survive because they mean something. This particular one feels reassuring to me because it makes me feel that the daily work I do is worthwhile, and is moving me closer to my goal.
But then you see another saying pops into my head that seems to work against it, and confusion sets in again.
It’s not the destination that matters, it’s the journey.
This saying makes me want to slow down and not worry too much about the final goal.
So which is it? Eyes on the prize, ambition and desire; or be here now and enjoy the moment as it is? And are they mutually exclusive?
Is there any reason why we can’t have a goal and commit regular energy to achieving it, but also have a healthy sense of perspective and balance to enjoy the ride?
I think not, and that’s what I’m all about; finding the sweet spot between having a purpose and achieving peace of mind.