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Enjoy the JourneyDestinations mean nothing if you did not enjoy the journey. I have been pondering the ideas of success and happiness during this stay in the USA, and it seems as if the notion of success is severely misplaced.————–Wade from Vagabond Journey.com in Bangor, Maine, USA- December 1, 2008 Travelogue — Travel Photos ————–The [...]

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Enjoy the Journey

Destinations mean nothing if you did not enjoy the journey. I have been pondering the ideas of success and happiness during this stay in the USA, and it seems as if the notion of success is severely misplaced.
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Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Bangor, Maine, USA- December 1, 2008
Travelogue Travel Photos
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The acquisition of a goal means nothing if you did not enjoy the steps that brought you there.

Success will not bring happiness if you were not happy working for success.

There is an overbearing notion in the USA that a person must toil in for years in unenjoyable tasks before obtaining a goal, and once the goal is met happiness will automatically present itself. There is the idea that a person must walk through a long, dark tunnel before finding light on the other side.

It is my impression that if you are not happy working for a goal then its attainment means nothing. Happiness can come through work but it cannot be worked for.

Success will not come tomorrow if it is not acknowledged today.

There are not destinations, only more and more Paths . . . . ever onward towards the horizon.

You will never arrive, so enjoy the journey.

Links to previous travelogue entries:

  • Archaeology Fieldwork Interview
  • Rites of Travel Website Construction
  • Jet Blue Good Airline


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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3720 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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