This is the question isn’t it? Have you ever paused to think how we, and by we I mean almost all of humanity, are all so obsessed with destinations? Everything that we do, every emotion that we feel and every decision that we take revolves around the question “Where am I going with this?”
Right from travelling to a new place, to earning a living, all we think about is our destination. More often than not we forget to admire, enjoy and learn from the journey. Only if we would stand still just for a few minutes, would we realize that all the lessons and wisdom are buried beneath the paths we travel, and that we have missed so much.
Having a goal, and pursuing it relentlessly should not be confused with the obsession that I speak of. Goal is something that keeps you going, something that motivates and inspires you, something that makes you see and do things you would otherwise deem impossible.
Obsession is when the thought of trying something new or experimenting with something instills fear inside you. It makes you scared of who you are, and who you will be. It makes you question every decision you have ever taken and also your own capabilities.
Journey is what prepares you for the destination, and if you fail the journey, the destination will keep eluding you time and again. Not everything has to go somewhere, at least not at the cost of you being too timid to try. There is no way of succeeding if you have already given up and there is no way of finding out what works for you and what does not, unless you have tried it.