Note: This is a digest version of the original entry on Path over Destination.
If you choose careers and vocations, or even projects based on the benefits and destinations, you’re sure to have an unenjoyable life.
Because life is what happens when you’re on the way.
Instead, choose based on how enjoyable the process is. Because that’s where you’ll spend most of your life.
And by doing so, you ensure that you have a satisfying life. Why? Because what you’re doing right now is bringing you joy and satisfaction. No need to wait until your time off. No need to wait for the fruits of your labor. The labor itself is your fruit.
Destination, goals, objectives. They are simply milestones to aim for, so that you have a reason to get on the path. Benefits and profits are secondary outcomes, the positive side effects. They are nice additions, but not essential.
Life is the path itself. Enjoy being on the way.
And you unlock the key to a satisfying life.