Two thousand years ago, when a sailor started a journey, he would chart a course using nautical maps and then use the stars to ensure he was on course. When the skies were overcast, a seafaring vessel could lose valuable time drifting in the water, waiting for a sign that they were headed in the right direction.
Sometimes fierce storms and poor weather could drive a ship off course, causing the sailors on-board to be lost for multiple days, maybe even weeks.
Fast forward to 2015, we have everything we need to get from point A to point B efficiently.
We have cars, trains and planes that brisk us quickly to our desired destinations.
We have maps on apps, digital compasses on our phones and best of all, GPS.
We’ve gotten so advanced at plotting a course, that we barely notice the stars.
Besides, why would we need stars when we always know where we’re going?
Or do we?
Unfortunately most of us have failed to plan and map out the most important journey that we could ever embark upon. To what journey am I referring?
The journey of life.
Many of us get so overwhelmed and busy with the our remedial daily responsibilities and tasks, that we haven’t given the slightest thought to taking time to plot and maintain a course for our lives.
Forget about looking up and staring at the stars!
We won’t even sit down and take the time to really understand our passions and purpose on this wonderful planet.
Like a lost vessel from two thousand years ago, we’re just drifting along life’s sea, with a vision and purpose that has been blocked by overcast skies.
I would make the assertion that few of you would get into your car and just drive aimlessly for an entire day. Most of us would think it would be a waste of time, fuel and quite frustrating if we ended up stuck in traffic.
So, why is it that many of us choose to live our lives exactly this way?
It’s no wonder that many of us end up frustrated, anxious and depressed.
We’re stuck in the traffic of life with no clear destination or purpose.
If you know your purpose, are you living your life in fulfillment of that purpose?
If you know your passions, are you completely exercising your passions?
If the answer is no, ask yourself why.
Then, take some time this week and begin plotting the course for a definitive direction in your life.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing tools that will help those of you who have not identified your purpose and passions, to begin embarking on the journey of identifying what it may look like for you.
Be sure to listen in every Saturday at 10 PM CST, on WVON 1690 AM.
Cemeteries are full of unfulfilled dreams…countless echoes of ‘could have’ and ‘should have’…countless books unwritten…countless songs unsung…
I want to live my life in such a way that when my body is laid to rest, it will be a well needed rest from a life well lived, a song well sung, a book well written, opportunities well explored, and a love well expressed.” ~ Steve Maraboli
What about you?
Will your books go unwritten, your songs unsung and your opportunities unexplored?
I’m writing my book, I’m singing my song and I’m exploring my opportunities!
Please, take the time to join me.
Let’s all stay inspired, it’s a lifestyle choice!
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