“Getting there isn’t half the fun – it’s all the fun.”~Robert Townsend
Just the other day a client shared with me that she had roses, roses she loved, growing outside her house on the veranda…and she couldn’t remember the last time she’d actually seen them, or noticed them.
It is so easy to get caught up in moving ahead, in getting things done, in accomplishing all our goals and to-do’s, that we forget to “stop and smell the roses” along the way. But when we do that we miss out on so much.
We miss out on the sunshine, the soft breeze, and the beautiful views. We miss out on the people we know, our neighbors across the street, and the strangers who would be great to meet…if we only gave them the time. We miss out on getting to know our team members better and being there for them when they need a helping hand or a chance to brainstorm ideas. We simply miss out on so much of, if not all of, the fun.
Even five minutes of noticing the beautiful things, and people, along our way to getting there makes getting there much more worthwhile…and much more fun.
My client decided to stop and see, and even enjoy, her roses that day – and committed to making her beautiful flower garden a part of her daily life again.
Have fun along the way.
When and how could you make your journey more fun? What “roses” are you missing out on in your rush to accomplish things?
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