At times we try too hard to get where we’d like to be: if we want to be wet we dive head first into the sea; if we want to be dry we use a towel or dryer or other artificial means to get dry; if we want success, we plunge into whatever we believe will impress others enough to put us on the fast track; if we want love we fulfill our immediate desires with someone new and don’t pause to learn who they are. By rushing to acquire what we think we want instantly, we miss the immensely satisfying feeling of recognizing what we’ve done and how we’ve gotten to the place we’ve been seeking. We’ve failed to learn anything during our journey and most likely have ended up with a generally dissatisfied and let down feeling. Stopping to experience the moments of that journey, after having defined a goal and become thoroughly acquainted with how you feel about the goal and the process, will help to ensure that you feel positive at the outcome whether you’ve completely satisfied yourself or come up short. You may feel that you need to continue the process if you’ve come up short, but a period of assessment before recommencing the journey will be more helpful than leaping right back into the fray. Isn’t it better to ponder a bit before taking action instead of leaping before looking?