Do You Race to the Top or Enjoy the Journey?

“I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains.  A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition.  They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them.  He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand.”

― Shannon L. Alder


Do you race to the top of the mountain as fast as you can?  Or do you take your time and enjoy the journey and people you meet along the way?  Or are you stagnant, unable to get anywhere, perhaps frozen in fear of people and/or moving ahead in your life?


Author: Carol B Sessums

Writer, Editor, Coffee Addict, Lover of Mountains. Lives to shrink the planet, one story and connection at a time.

6 thoughts on “Do You Race to the Top or Enjoy the Journey?”

    1. I’m so happy to hear that you take your time and enjoy your journey. So many are in such a hurry to get to the top as fast as they can and don’t mind ignoring or trampling people on the way up.

      At times, I feel rushed and have too much going on at the same time so that I’m not able to enjoy the journey and I don’t get to converse or hang out with my friends as I’d like but I eventually get time for that again. I guess it’s all about scheduling.

      Most of the time, I enjoy the journey.

      Yes, we can all hope it gets better along the line. Thanks, friend. 😉


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