Focus on the journey, not the...

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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it! 

Attributed to Greg Anderson

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Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





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Comments (12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - I think there is likely "something" to be found in each.  Of course, the definition of "something" is worthy of a lifetime of exploration in itself.  

Jan 17, 2023 12:56 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

As always, I have to agree with your summation Michael Jacobs 

Jan 17, 2023 09:57 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. If the destination is perfection you are always on the journey. Always room for improvement. Enjoy your day.

Jan 17, 2023 04:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Wayne Martin, we must strive to be better on a daily basis however we may never reach our full potential 🙂

Jan 17, 2023 10:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Sometimes it's not easy to enjoy the journey (for example, on a crowded and uncomfortable plane ride) but doing so does make life more fun.

Jan 17, 2023 04:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Kat Palmiotti, I try to escape with my own music when on a plane and think about my destination....

Jan 17, 2023 10:13 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

My wife is saying this to me all the time.  Thank you. Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Jan 17, 2023 05:04 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You are married to a very smart person Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Jan 17, 2023 03:49 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul,

The journey is always the fun part, you never know what you will discover!

Jan 17, 2023 05:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I believe that life itself is fun, scenic and a mystery Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Jan 17, 2023 04:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... I'll take a bit of exception to the message in this quote. I'm all about the journey, but there's also something very satisfying about completing some journeys.

Jan 17, 2023 05:15 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I agree, some I just want to get there Nina Hollander, Broker q

Jan 17, 2023 05:07 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I tend to focus on Heaven as a destination and hopefully, I am doing what I need to do in this life to get there, haha.

Jan 17, 2023 05:25 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Please Brian proceed as planned with no short cuts my friend 🙂

Jan 17, 2023 05:09 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, the journey is the excitement, and spend time to ENJOY it!

Jan 17, 2023 06:33 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Paul, I have witnessed those who don't focus on the journey and somehow get lost in reaching their goals!

Jan 17, 2023 07:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

They are the ones that dread going to work Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Jan 17, 2023 05:27 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul, I guess that the reason I keep working daily and know that the journey is not finished yet.


Jan 17, 2023 09:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You will know when the journey is coming to a soft landing my friend 🙂

Jan 17, 2023 05:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- I love this quote because I believe it!  There are times that we are so focused on where we want to go, we forget to enjoy the NOW. 

Jan 17, 2023 12:35 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I’m glad you believe; it makes to journey much more pleasant Kathy Streib 

Jan 17, 2023 05:38 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I have found more adventures on my road trips than at any destinations I have actually arrived at!

Jan 17, 2023 05:11 PM