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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for June 30,2011-The Journey is all a Pursuit to the Destination (Vol.6, Iss.3)

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The Journey is all a Pursuit to the Destination

“You never know where the day will take you. The path is different, the journey is all a pursuit to the destination.#teamgetthere” ~~YoTrip

Each day comes to us wrapped in a package that says, “Open if you seek to take the journey in pursuit to the destination.” The wraping on the package is different each day because every day is different in what it has to offer those that diligently seek to take the journey in pursuit of the destination. Too often we formulate in our minds what we want from the day, how we want the day, when we will do things in the day, where we will do things in the day, why we will do things in the day, and how we will do things in the day. As we find ourselves chasing those 24 hours away, we have to focus on the path, on the journey, and pursuit to the destination.

In 1975 the musical icon, Diana Ross sang a song, “Do You Know Where You Are Going To”  the theme song from the movie Mahogany in which Ross  starred opposite, the debonaire Billy Dee Williams. The lyrics in the first stanza of this song are a series of pointed questions about a journey. In life, our journey is full of  questions that we are in constantly trying to find the answers. As long as we stay on the path, we are destined to go places. Some places will lead us to things we do not fully understand and other places we give us a greater understanding of things in our mist, there is a lesson to be learned in all of the journey’s we pursuit to reach our destination.

On a day when we  have the best made plans we can be taken in another direction, so we must be open to moving forward, to keep moving along. All to often things workout better than we plan, because we choose to grab hold of the journey and pursue the destination set before us. Decide to take the plunge and find path that leads to the journey, then begin to ask yourself the questions and feel free to go forth and find the answers. Remember, the journey is all a pursuit to the destination.

Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life is
showing you?
Where are you going to? do you know?
Do you get what you’re
hoping for?
When you look behind you there’s no open door
What are you
hoping for?
Do you know?

Once we were standing still in
Chasing the fantasies that filled our minds
You knew i loved you, but
my spirit was free
Laughing at the question that you once ask me

you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing
Where are you going to? do you know?

Now, looking back in all we
We’ve let so many dreams just slip through our hands
Why must we wait
so long before we see
How sad the answers to those questions can

Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that
life is showing you?
Where are you going to? do you know?
Do you get what
you’re hoping for?
When you look behind you there’s no open door
What are
you hoping for? do you know?



Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for June 28, 2011-Success vs. Significance (Vol.3, Iss.4)

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Success vs. Significance

Recently I was asked how do I define SUCCESS.  I had to admit to the person that I do not prescribe to the notion of SUCCESS but I was seeking SIGNIFICANCE.

n.1. The achievement of something desired, planned, or
attempted: attributed their success in business to hard

2. a. The gaining of fame or prosperity: an artist spoiled by success.

b. The extent of such gain.
3. One that is successful: The plan was a success.
4. Obsolete A result or an outcome.
// adj.

1. Having or expressing a meaning; meaningful.
2. Having or expressing a covert meaning; suggestive:
a significant glance. See Synonyms at expressive.
3. Having or likely to have a major effect; important: a significant change in the tax laws.
4. Fairly large in amount or quantity: significant casualties; no significant
5. Statistics Of or relating to observations or
occurrences that are too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and
therefore indicate a systematic relationship.
As I see it SUCCESS, is fleeting it comes and it goes in the eyes, the hearts and minds of people. Society sees SUCCESS as how much money did a person make. The more you make the more people expect you to make and they equate your SUCCESS with monetary prosperity. SUCCESS is always made to be seen as something larger or growing. The larger than life view of SUCCESS puts people on pedestals and builds them up. Just as people are elevated up in the notion of SUCCESS, they can tumble and fall in a matter of moments or minutes. The moment people, places, and possessions feel like you have not made enough or the spotlight on you is fading then your SUCCESS light fades.
I seek to be SIGNIFICANT vs. SUCCESS. For me SIGNIFICANCE is lasting and makes an impression. SIGNIFICANCE is solid, it will not come and go, it has staying power. SIGNIFICANCE for me is built on making a difference by being different, by doing different, by seeing different. To be SIGNIFICANT you can do a big or a small thing and have an impact. When you make an impact on people, places or possessions, the SIGNIFICANCE in you is at work. SIGNIFICANCE can be attained by all who seek to have it in their lives by recognizing the importance and meaning you are wanting to convey.
SUCCESS will always be something that society pushes as a marker for having “made it” or “making it” in the world. SIGNIFICANCE is ordered by what you make it, not by what you make. To be viewed as the image of SUCCESS or SIGNIFICANCE is based on what a person wants in life and living. SUCCESS is based on what you gained and obtain, and SIGNIFICANCE is built on what you can maintain and sustain in this journey called life.
Are you seeking SUCCESS or are you seeking SIGNIFICANCE?
“Some people seek to successful in life, but I seek to be significant in life everyday, in every way making a difference.” ~~YoTrip

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