Happiness is a journey, not a destination

Idiom

Happiness is a journey, not a destination

Definition

This phrase means that the process of achieving a goal is more important than the goal itself and that being happy is not dependent on achieving a certain result.

Examples

Life is a journey, not a destination, so take time to enjoy the small moments along the way.

You must remember that happiness is a journey, not a destination, and that contentment is found in the journey itself.

Origin

The phrase “Happiness is a journey, not a destination” was first used by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his essay “Circles” in 1841.

FAQs

Does this phrase mean we should not set goals?

No, this phrase does not mean we should not set goals. It simply means that being happy and content is not dependent on achieving a goal or destination, but rather on the journey taken to get there.