Joy In Reaching the Destination

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It is written that the joy in reaching the destination is in making the most of the journey. Today I propose that the joy should start much earlier than that! When all is said and done, the resounding question should be what drives us to take the journey to begin with? Are we on a mission with a sure-sighted destination? Or are we taking a more casual approach to our travels and meandering to and fro? Do we have deliberate expectations as a result of our journey? Or are we still learning it is ok to expect the unexpected?
One thing that I have learned watching organizations transition to Agile Methods, is often times they are so focused on reaching utopia that they miss out on the joy of the journey. We have all been told that the path to success is straight and narrow, but we also need to recognize the hard work that goes into having a path at all. All it takes is one International Airline flight to discover that people are in so much of a hurry to get there, they miss out on all that is happening around them. The challenge I extend to you on this brisk morning in the UK, is to search for how the path got there. Observe the people around you and your surroundings. Remember the team who helps make done possible. Most importantly, remember to not only focus on the joy in reaching the destination but the joy of the journey to get there.

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