How to Enjoy the Journey While Pursuing Your Dreams

by Joyce Dunaway @DunawayJoyce

You may often visualize how excited you’ll be when you accomplish your goals. But you don’t need to wait until then to enjoy the benefits of the journey.

Following are some ways you can enjoy the journey while pursuing your dreams:

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Treat yourself to something special such as going to lunch or a movie with your spouse or a friend, playing with your child or grandchild, or reading a book.


Allow yourself to take breaks such as enjoying a nature walk, taking a long bubble bath, or getting a manicure, pedicure, or massage.


If you receive a compliment from an agent, editor, or published author, display the e-mail or letter where you can read it again when you feel discouraged.


The Word of God contains many verses about joy and rejoicing. Memorizing or reading them will uplift your spirit.


No matter how many rejections you receive keep thinking positive. The journey will be difficult at times, but the rewards will be worth the effort. Remind yourself that most authors or musicians did not become an overnight success.


Besides attaining knowledge and networking, conferences are a lot of fun. You can reunite with acquaintances and make new friends. The devotions and Christian singing will fill your heart with joy and peace.

I would love to hear how enjoying the journey has helped in the pursuit of your dreams. Please share your thoughts in the section below.

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