Once you have won the war, no one will question you of the methods -Adolf Hitler Focus on the journey, not the destination, Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it - Greg Anderson The words of Adolf Hitler seem to carry a fruitful meaning. Everyone from the leader of a country to an average man is concerned about the outcome rather than the way to achieve. The words of Greg Anderson, however, seem to have been forgotten by our society today. Now-a-days people fancy adopting the approach 'the ends justifies the means'. Whether this is right or wrong is for you to decide. It can be seen from history time and again, that in this self-oriented world, the words of Hitler seem to have an everlasting effect. Sure, he used unfair means to get to that position but does the world remember that? Now he is regarded as a leader who ruled Germany for over a decade. It can be seen once again in the life example of Nelson Mandela that his choice of taking a stand against the government and going his own way though perhaps unlawful at that time proved to have an outstanding outcome. And the world today remembers him only as the great leader that he was. However, there are still many who argue otherwise. They contend that its the journey what matters the most. Thomas Edison can be taken as an example. The great scientist failed several times in the creation of his famous light bulb but his determination led him to the invention of the world's first light bulb. In the end he said, I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. The legendary basketball player Michael Jordan also once said, I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. This also illustrates Edison ideology that an experience itself is more important than the eventual outcome. Theres no doubt about the fact that the journey is rather important. Its crucial that we choose the right path while pursuing our goal and do not stomp on the rights of others while doing so. Its also true that sometimes the journey itself is the destination. However, whats the use of a journey with a pre-defined destination if you do not reach where you were headed to. To be more precise what exactly is gained when the dream you pursued via that journey remains a dream. USMAN JAVED, February 6.