The Journey and the Goal

I’ve often wondered if, going through our day to day life, we get so focused on the finish line, or on the completion of our goals or plans, that we miss the journey along the way. What’s the saying? “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.” I agree with that. I want to make each day count, but I know there are many wasted days and time that I won’t recapture again. As a writer, there are those days when I let distractions take over and I do anything and everything NOT to write. Even when I have the time and nothing to interfere. Why would suddenly vacuuming the house become so much more appealing than writing?

As a Christian, I also don’t want to waste the time God’s given me on this earth. Every day is a gift, and every day is precious. Sometimes in the solitude of my day I’ve let things slipped by unnoticed or wasted the day with the television on instead of my eyes opened to the wonders of the world.

I’m not saying not to set goals. I have goals, dreams, plans for the future. I just want to pay attention and enjoy the journey along the way to seeing those dreams come true.

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Rebecca Yauger

Becky is a writer and blogger. She's a three time contributor to various Chicken Soup for the Soul books and writes about real friendship and relationships, and all the ties that bond us. She's the former Web Manager and Vice-President for ACFW ( Becky is a proud wife, mother, grandmother and 3-time cancer survivor.

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  1. EVERYTHING becomes more appealing when we know we should be writing, Rebecca. And I still haven't figured out why…

    Very nice blog!


  2. Beka!
    Love your blog. Very nice so far. And great post – so very true. The journey is what makes the goal at the end worthwhile! I really believe that. Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you've joined all of us in BlogLand. It's a fun place! Welcome! =)


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