SUNDAY MORNING INSPIRATION: It’s the journey, not the destination

Since I turn 53 today, I can relate to the white hair and beard of Nick Nolte in this video…

Powerful message…join in the conversation by adding your thoughts and comments to the blog…

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Jeff Herring

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  • Anonymous

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    “sorry your not happy anymore” – love that line – maybe it’s a choice?

    What do you think?

    ~ Jeff

    • Elisa Sterling-Cowan

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      I think it was something that he was happy about going on a journey to see the unknown. Not knowing what he would see and being excited about it is pretty awesome. Happiness is in the moment to moment, the happenings, and definitely how we experience each moment is a choice. I guess there is joy in the journey.

  • Happy Birthday Jeff. The best people are born in May! I’ve just got a couple weeks to go but I’ll be older than 53! LOL! And obviously the gray hair to go with it. Love, MaryJo

  • InfoJulia Mueller

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    Happy, Happy birthday Jeff. He is so right. It is the journey that matters. Thanks.
    Julia

  • Jane

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    Happy Birthday Jeff. Sometimes it is easier to choose to be happy. We should all enjoy the journey and that is what I am trying to teach my sons.

  • Ruben

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    I don’t agree. I believe it’s as much the journey as the destination, otherwise, why be on the journey. Even if the destination is not what you expected, there is a sense of fulfillment when you complete the journey.

  • Jim

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    I’m soon to be 66 years old. 1 tour in Viet Nam, 2 beautiful daughters, 5 wonderful grandkids, 3 years on dialysis, 1 kidney transplant, 10 surgeries, liver disease, skin cancer, loss of my business and much more. This is the greatest journey I’ll ever travel and I love every second of it. I watched a lady today win the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati who we found at the end of her race was legally blind. What an unbelievable inspiration! Why complain? There’s way too much to cheer about! Celebrate today! It’s just part of the trip.

  • Dsablan

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    Nice Job Jeff, as always. Have a fantastic Birthday!

    Dennis

  • Awesome reminder Jeff! I am going to have to go and buy this movie, just the trailer made me get all choked up!

    Happy Birthday To You ♫♪
    ♫♪Happy Birthday To You
    Happy Birthday Dear Jeff ♫♪
    ♫♪Happy Birthday To You
    ♫♪
    And Many More
    On Channel Four
    ♫♪
    And Back Again
    On Channel Ten
    ♫♪Carla@B

  • Elisa Sterling-Cowan

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    Happy Birthday Jeff! Have an inspired and encouraging day as you step out into the next leg of your journey ;).

  • Nick Nolte is one of my favorite actors mostly because I often can relate to his characters. He tends to add his own messages to his acting in almost every movie. I particularly like this one.

    I can relate to you and Nick having gray hair. I’m extremely fond of my friend Ms. Clairol. She keeps most of the gray out of mine. 😉 She’s become a special friend over the past few years.

  • Great reminder…also when we are trying to get some where…trying and trying…to realize that things are happening along the way that are worthwhile. We tend to forget that. We tend to forget to be happy and grateful along the path to where we are going. And once we get there, there’s always another destination, a new journey.

  • LeAnn

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    Happy Birthday Jeff!

    I can see that you have changed since 2007 since we worked on the Master Mind marketing with David Steele. Just stopping by to say hello on your birthday and share my appreciation for your encouraing with marketing my practice. Your down to Earth suggestions inspired me to keep writing even when I told myself ‘it’s all been done before’. You convinced me it has not!

    Bravo to YOU!!!
    LeAnn O’Neal Berger

  • 2bradmc

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    What this has shown me in a wonderful way is not to focus on the destination (goal) and for several reasons. One is that the desire (focus) to reach or accomplish a goal creates a sense of urgency and impatience within me. “Am I getting close?” “Where is it?” “Why haven’t I got there yet?” and so on. This focus on the destination is bound to result in frustration since the exact route and timing is beyond my control in the first place and thus there are no precise answers to my questions anyway! By focusing on the journey there can be an ongoing sense of peace and joy not found in obsessing on the destination, as previously noted, by knowing (faith) that the path you are on will ultimately bring you to where you need to be. This mindset will free you to experience all the blessings that are to be found along the way. This is not to minimize the benefit or need of setting goals, but to be aware that the real growth and meaning happens while you are travelling the road not at its conclusion, as satisfying and fulfilling as that may be.

  • Dagmar

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    Jeff, ths is so true – it is the JOURNEY… not the destination that makes life so intriguing.
    Thank you for sharing the message – it reminds us that we better treasure every single day,
    laugh a lot, enjoy who we are with and love what we do today. We are NOT promised tomorrow,
    that is why TODAY is called the PRESENT!
    Happy Sunday! Dagmar & Tom Sands

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  • Boobaby91603

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    This was a great clip I do believe the happinesss is a choice… Its the journey not the destination I gonna remember this

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