RULE 10: Trust The Journey

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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

STEVE'S THOUGHTS

Think about the best movies you've ever watched. Do you see the victory, the happy ending, the problem solved, etc. right off the bat? Of course not. An important journey must first take place. At the end of the movie, you realize that the 2-3 hour journey NEEDED to happen in order for the ending to happen exactly as it did. The same is true in our lives. The small or big forks in the road all add up to what ends up being our life experience. The good forks we take in the road are celebrated while the bad forks we take in the road are learning lessons for the main character to grow. But the point is that it's all supposed to happen exactly as it does. Are you at a fork right now? If so, think of how the situation would be if you were watching it play out as a movie. It would probably be exciting to watch, yes? My point here is that you simply need to trust the journey, because each moment is just a small part of the movie that is our lives.

ABOUT AARON SMITH

Thank you to Aaron Smith for offering this week's piece of advice, TRUST THE JOURNEY. Aaron currently serves as principal trumpet for the Southeast Symphony. In addition, he has the fortune of participating in such as the John Daversa Progressive Big Band, Orkestar Meze, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, wild Up, Golden State Pops Orchestra, Southwest Chamber Music, and the Hollywood Studio Symphony. He has been heard in motion picture soundtracks, on tv, and on recordings for such as PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center, Spike, Touchstone Pictures, Universal, and Warner Brothers. For the International Trumpet Guild, he has appeared as a guest Solo Artist. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts and Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music with tutelage of James Thompson.