Enjoy The Journey | Intentional Hope

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“Take Pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.”

-Michael Josephson

Have you ever reached a goal, got excited for a moment and then wondered what was next? So much time is spent being excited for what’s ahead that we sometimes lose sight of the beauty of where we are and the lessons of the process. The process is what prepares us to become the person who can reach the goal yet, it can often be the most dreaded and frustrating part of the journey. What would happen if we took time to really enjoy where we currently are? How different would things be if we took time to learn and get excited about what the process is trying to teach us? What would happen if we reconizged the beauty of the progress we have already made and reflected on the fact that we are not where we use to be?

The journey should be enjoyed. Think about all the things you are learning in this current season. Learning new things and gaining knowledge makes life more exciting. When we take time to be present and really apply the things we are learning it adds a freshness to our lives. I remember when I first started college, life was so exciting because I often talked about and dreamed of going to college and now I was actually living that dream. Getting up in the morning and going to campus, learning, meeting new friends, going to football games was all so exciting to me. The process and all the hard work of going through college wasn’t easy, but I took time to really enjoy the process and it was so rewarding, until my last year of college.

During my last year all I really thought about was graduating college. Most of the days it was so hard for me to focus and really be present in the moment because the excitement of just being done is what drove me. When I finally finished it was so exciting and rewarding and the best feeling ever. Now that I am older I often look back and wish I would have enjoyed my last year a little more. I wish I would have attended more of the events and football games, and just really engage with other people. I wished I would have lived in the moment and enjoyed more of my college life and experience. My passion in the beginning when I started was not the same towards the end.

What that part of my journey has taught me is the importance of enjoying the process and the journey. We won’t always be in the same place and have the amount of time and freedom on our hands, so it’s important to be present and enjoy the moments that are right before you. Think about the things you are currently enjoying about this season. What is something that you are currently learning in this season of your life? What can you do to add a little more excitement to where you are?

Theses are some tips I have learned about what we can do to help us enjoy the journey:

1.) Reflect Often

The fact that you are not where you use to be should excite you. Taking time to reflect on where you are helps you to realize the beauty of what is right in front of you. Reflection give you insight of the moment and season.

2.) Focus on the things you are currently learning

Learning new things makes life exciting. When you focus on the things you are learning it helps you to process where you are and be present in how your life is changing.

3.) Apply what you are learning

When we take time to apply the lessons that we are learning it helps us to be engaged in the process. It takes work on our part. Change is not always easy but if we learn to think differently about change and be open to what new things change can add to our lives, we will then be able to better enjoy the process.

The journey to reaching your dreams is a process that should be enjoyed. Although some moments maybe hard just taking time to be thankful for how far you’ve come can make a difference in helping you continue to move forward. Don’t give up on who you are becoming and where you are in the process. Great things take time, so enjoy the moment. Remember how far you’ve come and have faith for the great things that are ahead. Thanks for reading.

What is something that you are currently enjoying about your journey? Comment below, I would love to hear your story.

6 thoughts on “Enjoy The Journey | Intentional Hope

  1. This was an awesome read qnd very encouraging. I am currently working on my health & wellness. I lost about 50 pounds in 2020 and currently trying to lose 50 plus in 2021. I am proud of how far I have come and I am enjoying the process of just feeling good in my body.

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    1. That is amazing you have been doing incredible work and you look good. Fifty plus pounds lost is amazing progress and I love how you are pushing to reach even more this year. Keep up the amazing work, watching your journey has been a huge inspiration to me. I also love seeing the different types of meals you cook. Focusing on health and wellness is really life changing, its really amazing what taking care of yourself can help you achieve in so many other areas. Thank you for sharing about your journey. Keep up the amazing work and continue to enjoy the process.

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  2. Hey…and thank you..
    I am too learning to pause and take in the moment.
    As a constant learning improving mindset it’s easy to lose and be grateful for the moment and how far I have come. And also the fact I’m not growing as rapidly as I think I should (mind is a battle field)
    I know that I’m growing…so definitely reflection is a huge part of daily moments šŸ’Ÿ

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    1. I love that! Learning to pause and take in the moment is so important. It is so easy to be so future focused that we lose sight of the beauty in where we are. I understand how you feel about the mind being a battle field, its the same thing for me somethings. One thing that helps me when I get to that place is praying, writing down my thoughts and reflecting on where I am and what I want to see. this helps me process exactly what I am feeling. You have made so tremendous progress this year from what I have seen. You stepping out and leading a group of women on this health and wellness journey is huge. You have been a huge inspiration in sharing all that you’ve been through and how you are still moving forward in your business and family. Keep up the amazing work you are doing and enjoy the process.

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