Yeah, yeah, another quote about “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”, I would have thought.
I didn’t agree with that.
At the time I worked as a result-focused project manager and the destination was all that mattered. The important thing was to find the fastest way to get there.
This way of thinking made me successful. My projects went well. When the inevitable obstacles blocked our way towards the destination, we would find another way. The destination was the important part, the journey was just a means to an end.
The reason I share this quote now, is not because I no longer care about the destinations. It is because I agree with the “being comfortable” part.
In hindsight, I realize that maybe it wasn’t (only) my result-focus that made these projects successful. I was also comfortable in my role. We had fun in every single project. Not every single moment of every single project, but each project was a lot of fun.
Therefore I teach my Time Management clients about the importance of WANT time. If you don’t include time to do what you want, if you are not comfortable on your path, it is hard to get to your destination.
On the other hand, if you have fun on your way you can get to whatever destination you choose.
Do take the time to have fun! 😊