Are you saying that all things/experiences in life are to be noticed and appriciated?
No, but I don't disagree with that.
Or are you saying that the best path is the one where you are passive and say "if it happens, cool. if not, that's cool too."?
No. The best path (for me) is the one I'm on. This does not make it the best path for you!
What I'm saying is God already put the right path for me to be on right here, right now. "Trying to find" the right path, or trying to go faster, or striving to be closer to God, or what have you, is denying that God's already got me covered. Why deny God's superior planning? God's got time. By God's grace, so do I. Let's, Him and I, both enjoy the show and see what I can pick up along the way.
It isn't that striving to be closer to God is a bad thing. There have been times when I've made such efforts, when that was the path I chose. That's what taught me not to be in such a hurry.
I am not right now at a point where making a mad dash for the finish line is spiritually possible. I can't even see the finish line. I'm still on baby steps. Just like the baby first rolls over, then sits up, then crawls, then stands, then takes a few steps, then begins to walk, then learns that toddler run... All that stuff takes time to figure out, and there are usually bumps and bruises along the way. And while some of the effort might be directed toward being like Mom or Dad, often times, what compels the toddler to learn those skills is personal gratification -- having fun, getting praise, acquiring the toy, whatever. The "wanting to be like Mom or Dad" aspect (which I liken to striving to be closer to God) is just one bit of it, and often times life itself is a much better teacher and motivator. And so, too, life provides better lessons than the mere striving to be closer to God can.
Note that it's not necessarily the best possible path I could chose, but that requires having some basis for knowing what "best" is, which how am I to know if I don't try it out and find out? And note that subsequent lessons might just teach me that I need to go into "strive" mode again. Who knows? The story is still being written.