The Journey vs. the Destination

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 9.46.20 AMOne of my favorite hiking conversation topics surrounds the idea of whether someone is a journey or a destination person. Here’s the concept:

There are generally two types of people, “journey” people and “destination” people. Destination people usually like to get to the final destination and relish in the accomplishment of getting there as well as enjoy the unique things that that final destination provides. Journey people tend to not care as much about reaching the final destination as enjoying the ride of getting there. Both have their pros and cons.

I am a destination person usually but have tried to enjoy more of the journey while here. An example of this concept was when two groups of my friends climbed a mountain in Colorado one day. I was with like minded destination people and enjoyed our hike and worked our way to the top. The other group was full of journey people. Each time I looked back at their group they were stopped somewhere else smelling this flower and picking that berry, etc. They made it to the top eventually but if I had been hiking with that group I think I would lost my patience. In the end, both groups enjoyed their hike and enjoyed their respective stories to tell.

What I’ve come to learn is how important it is to have representation of both groups in your spheres of influence and business life.

I want to leave you with those thoughts today. What camp of people do you identify with in your life? Who are the people in your personal life and business life and what type of person are they? How does that strengthen you, where does it cause you issues?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this below. Next post I’ll bring this back around and discuss how communities fit in with this concept.