The Journey

In order to make the journey, rather than the destination, your focal point, you need to understand your passion. If you are trying to find success solely for the sake of making money, that in itself is not really a passion. It’s an empty longing for material things. Your passion comes from what you love to do.

If you love to work with wood and build things and you’d like to design your own line of unique furniture out of salvaged materials, that’s passion. If you love the idea of making stylish furnishings for others, you may have a passion worthy of turning into a business. It all becomes part of the journey.

You need to start with passion.

I like to hike. When I was younger, I always felt the need to reach the end of the trail. With age, I no longer feel that need. I can be happy walking a mile or two and turning back. Why? Because that is part of the greater journey. And I see things of beauty along the way.

When I write music, sometimes the music feels like it should never end. But end it must, even if there is no final destination point. It’s all part of the journey.

Reaching the end of things is overrated. Of course we need to complete certain projects in order to improve our art and measure our accomplishments. But if I stopped writing this essay right now, would it really matter? – dse

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Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.