Me in the Middle of #atozchallenge ~ Letter J


My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge  @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned


“Success is every minute you live.  It’s the process of living.  It’s stopping for the moments of beauty, of pleasure; the moments of peace.  Success is not a destination you ever reach.  Success is the quality of the Journey.”

~Jennifer James Ph.D.


I remember when I first read this and for the first time thought about my life in terms of being a journey.  It helped me to let go and not worry so much about outcomes and more about observing myself in the present moment.  Where was I on this journey?  What steps could I take that would move me along on this journey?  Thinking of my life as a journey, and not a destination, helped me to look more within instead of seeking the answers from others.


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“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in the same direction, so it doesn’t matter which path you take.  The only one wasting time is the one who runs around and around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.”

~ Hindu Proverb ~



The 2016 A to Z Challenge #atozchallenge@aprila2z  is 26 Days in April (No Sundays) of blogging using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt for each blog.  My theme for this Challenge is My Life is a Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned  

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26 thoughts on “Me in the Middle of #atozchallenge ~ Letter J

  1. I know I have a *destination* mentality and I have to work really hard to focus on the journey. It’s not easy.

    I do like the first quote from Jennifer Jones – ie focus on what makes a life successful. The quality of the experience is really what matters. That’s a great way to reframe it.

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    • I have two books by Jennifer…… one is the title “Success is the Quality of the Journey”. Helped me through a few rough spots. Thanks, Joanne!

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  2. Good thoughts here. I don’t know when I first understood that life was a journey and not a destination, but ever since then I’ve been a much calmer, happier person. Wish I’d caught onto that idea earlier in life.

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    • Me too! I think ‘destination’ gives the feeling of finding answers from someone else so we can measure our progress. ‘Journey’ gives the feeling of our life unfolding and we’re learning along the way. 🙂

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