it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive

it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive

proverb One's focus should not be the end result or the destination, especially to the extent that the journey becomes unenjoyable. Don't stress so much about getting the kids ready to go back to school—they're only this young once, and it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
See also: arrive, better, travel
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.

Prov. You should enjoy the process of doing something, rather than anticipate the result of doing it. Bill: I can't wait till I get my high school diploma. Fred: You should concentrate on enjoying high school instead. It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
See also: arrive, better, travel
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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