“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Your joy is found not in finishing an activity, but doing it.” Greg Anderson. How often do we fail to find joy? What would happen if our joy was directly connected to our doing something, whatever? Would we be more motivated; have more enjoyment and ultimately experience more success?
All human being shared the same destination, that being death. Our journeys to that final end of the road are indeed different and unique as we are all different and unique individuals.
Far too long people have been lead to believe that knowledge is power and ultimately success. That is not true.
Only when we apply knowledge, do something, do we gain power. We now know what we know and know what we don’t know. We learn through our mistakes of doing and gain additional even more more knowledge and continued success. As John Maxwell wrote years ago “We fail forward.”
Our joy and consequently our success is directly connected to our purpose:
Why are we here right now in this moment of time?
After reading the On Purpose Person by Kevin McCarthy, I wrote my purpose statement and it hasn’t really changed much during the last 20 years.
I am a trailblazer.
For those who read this blog and some of my other writings, they will recognize how I challenge the status quo by blazing a trail that others have chosen not to take. For example, many of my contemporaries believe salespeople create value. I don’t and continue to write about how value is unique to each person or buyer.
Then there are my thoughts about public education, college debt and an ill equipped workforce. Until we dismantle the current system and construct a new system based on what motivates people to learn we will still have a poorly educated and unmotivated workforce.