Sharon had saved up for a long time to go on a special vacation to Hawaii. She’d figured out her whole itinerary. Everything she wanted to see and do was planned out to the minute.
When she got there, she rushed from site to site, activity to activity, trying to get everything done she’d planned. Before she knew it, the trip was over, and she was exhausted and unhappy.
She hadn’t enjoyed it a bit. Being so intense on doing everything she’d planned kept her from achieving the real purpose for which she went . . . to relax and have a good time.
Be careful you don’t live your life that way. Don’t be so focused on your “To Do” list that you don’t enjoy the journey. You can do both.