Are You Lost?

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean

Was reading Zig Ziglar’s You Can Reach The Top.

One of the stories went like this:

A traveller ventured to a remote place, and was convinced he took the wrong road. He saw a villager and said, “Friend, I need help. I was lost.”

The villager asked,” Do you know where you are?”

The traveller said,” Yes, I saw the name of your town.”

The villager asked,” Do you know where you want to go?”

The traveller said,” Yes, I know.”

The villager said,” Then, my friend, you are not lost. You just needed directions.”

In life, we sometimes felt like we are at a loss.

We have no sense of directions. We don’t know what to do.

The very first thing to do is to reflect.

What do we want in life (where you want to go)?

What do we have right now (where you are now)?

All it takes is a little time to ponder what is it that you want to achieve. Sometimes, this is tough, just because we are scared to take the responsibility in directing our life. We are scared of what we are capable of. We are worried of what-if we fail, and its consequences.

And we thought it is best to leave the decisions to others to make. Like our parents. Like our boss. Like our spouse. Like our government.

Stop! Decide to make your own decisions, today.

And the next logical solution is simply finding ways to connect the two dots. Create your map. We have all the knowledge.

You’ve been reading so many books, listening to so many podcasts, attending so many seminars.

If you don’t know, you have the ability within you to seek out the answer. To Google. To Amazon. In your public library. In Youtube.

And the final step is to execute the solutions, persist in taking the actions. Never to give up. Motivation will come once you have started taking actions.

Do you know where you are? And where do you want to go?

 

Meng

 

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