There’s a quote that goes, “Focus on the journey, not the destination.”
My Dad would tell me this every time we were on a car trip and my brother and I would keep asking, “Are we there yet?”.
But even though he was mainly trying to get us to be quiet, he had a point. My Dad liked to use quotes as teaching tools. He would give us a vague metaphor, and have us decipher the meaning.
Right before one of my brother’s baseball game, one of his favorite quotes: “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”
If I was being particularly stubborn, he would give me his own pearls of wisdom: “Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.”
Anyways, back to the journey quote. In this day in age, we tend to always want things fast. Humans have grown impatient whenever we don’t get delivered instant gratification. Are you guilty of this?
And, while there is nothing wrong with wanting efficiency, sometimes you should stop and really be present in the moment of where you are and who you are. Try and focus on your surroundings, take a chance to really enjoy the path you take. Who knows, maybe you’ll be surprised and notice new details you’ve never seen before.