Roads and Destinations

You might have heard the phrase, ‘It’s not about the destination. It’s the road that gets you there.’ That’s wrong. It poses a false alternative. It implies that either you focus on the road, or you focus on the destination—and this expression favors focusing on the road. The fact is that achievement and accomplishment are about both: The road towards a particular goal and the attainment of the goal itself. If you fail at achieving a particular goal, you can (a) try again; (b) choose a different goal; or, (c) choose a whole new path and goal. All of this is the process of life, productivity and achievement.