“The journey is the reward.” ~Chinese Proverb
When you set goals, you naturally focus on the result. If you pay attention to the desired achievement, you will discover the path to get there. However, the value you gain from achieving the goal isn’t just about the reward of accomplishment.
Once you achieve a significant goal, you will not be the same person you were when you set out on the journey. The process of achieving your goal and the experience you have gained will have changed you. This is why the journey is the reward.
Source : http://tinybuddha.com/blog/you-will-not-be-the-same-person-when-you-achieve-your-goal/
How you climb to the top of the mountain is much more important than actually reaching the top of the mountain.(Taoism)