Celebrating the Journey is where you begin living your life.
For a few hours Danny Boyle put on a celebration of Britain before the world at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony. During those few hours through music, dance and theater Britain remembered who it was. As the days, the weeks, pass at the end of the Olympics, like a dream Britain will forget who it was.
Individual or nation is neither an event, or a list of facts in a book, but a living experience, a journey of becoming through the doing.
Put it another way, the sprint king Usain Bolt, remembers who he is because he is celebrating his journey as a sprinter through the experience of doing every moment, every day. Usain Bolt is in a daily state of becoming through the participation of his sport of sprinting; he is the sum of all those world records, medals and victories. Bolt celebrates who he is, and what he is by the active daily participation in his journey of sprinting.
I purchased the paper weight “Celebrate the Journey” to remind myself that the pursuit of my dreams is like an ongoing journey of becoming, and its celebration is through the active living of that dream through the doing every moment of every day.