Are we there yet?
I hate to travel, but I like to go places.
The problem is you can’t walk or even drive to places like Costa Rica or Florence, and if you have a three-day business trip in Phoenix, you’re going to fly. When you fly (or at least when I fly) things often go awry. I’m in Phoenix as I write this and my journey here did not go smoothly. I experienced several flight delays, missed my connecting flight, sat waiting on the tarmac for both planes to take off, and upon landing in Phoenix after midnight, for a final touch, waited again for over a half-hour for a gate to open up. I arrived at my hotel at 2 a.m. - a very long day.
In my hotel room, I was overtired and couldn’t fall asleep. Lying awake, I considered how the journey of traveling to a destination is similar to the journey of working toward accomplishing a goal. Whether personal or business, the journey to a destination can be challenging, a bit stressful, and frustrating. You set a good goal, develop a solid plan, set a due date, and expect the best. However, often it does not go as smoothly as you had envisioned or as quickly as you had planned. As in flying, delays are the most typical problem.