It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination

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journey“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”  ~ Don Williams, Jr.

In an industry like the network marketing industry, we often talk about the significance of the journey. We often encourage each other to focus on the journey as opposed to the destination.

There are a number of reasons that this industry allows us to experience a significant and profound journey as we build our businesses. I’d like to talk about a few of them:

 

  • Their is an enormous amount of personal growth involved in order to become a leader in the network marketing industry. 

Not only do we get to create financial abundance and freedom and create our lives by design, but in order to achieve these things, we need to grow significantly as a person. This is a journey that often involves a lot of coaching, reading, spiritual work, etc… and even when we achieve one of our goals, the journey  always continues.

 

  • We get to make a significant difference in the world through this type of work.

The way we create success for ourselves in this industry is by helping others. The more people we personally contribute to, the more successful we become. This is a profound concept… and it’s much different than many jobs in corporate America and other industries. Because we get to make a difference every day, we need to be focused on our journey at all times, and not simply focused on some self-benefiting destination.

 

  • We will always come up against stumbling blocks, and we must focus on the journey and taking one step at a time (the climb!) if we are determined to succeed.

 

I cannot even begin to tell you how many goals I’ve  made for myself over the life of my business that I did not hit in the timeframe for which I set them. Had I quit the first time (or even the second or third time) that I fell short of my goal, I would not be here, successful in network marketing, today. It’s great to set goals in order to keep us motivated and in action, but we have to remember that the real satisfaction comes from the journey, not the act of hitting the goal. Remember, the celebration and satisfaction that comes from hitting a goal is very short-lived, but the journey (the personal growth and the difference we get to make for others) is eternal.

 

 

This past weekend, we had the international convention for my primary company. It was outstanding, and I had the honor of performing the song ‘The Climb’ with a couple of my dear friends on the convention stage. This song, in my opinion, does a wonderful job of explaining what we’re all up to here… and a great job of reminding us to stay focused on the journey, not the destination. Here’s the video (and I’ve posted the words below it):

 

The Climb

I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
You’ll never reach it

Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but

I got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m going to have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes they knock me down but
No I’m not breaking.

The pain I’m knowing
ut these are the moments that
I’m going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going

And I I got to be strong
I got to keep pushing on

There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m going to have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side

It’s the climb

 

 

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” ~ Greg Anderson

I hope this has been a helpful reminder… and I’d love to hear your comments about your own journey. 🙂

Expect Abundance,

 

 

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