This got me thinking about direction (and trust). We all need it, yet many are afraid to give it to ourselves, or ask for it, or even follow the directions once given.....yet none of us would jump in a car to get from one side of the country to a small lesser known road on the opposite side of the country without directions, so why do we deny ourselves access to the path on our personal journey?
Fear of disappointment or of failure can be debilitating, because, let's face it, if we don't give ourselves direction then we probably aren't going anywhere specific. Can you imagine looking back on your life, when you are old and tucked up in bed, reflecting on the life you have had, and being pleased that you didn't give yourself some direction, or a sense of purpose? You didn't trust yourself to hand over that map that had the big cross on it showing you where to find your own personal treasure chest.... but that's OK, because you played safe, you bobbed about like a cork in the ocean, and when there was a storm, you survived it and went wherever life (or someone else's life) took you. OK, so you weren't that happy, but life was simple, easier, when you didn't have to face disappointment...you knew where you stood when you were standing still. Yes, it got a little boring, and frustrating knowing you never reached your full potential, but that's normal, all the other people that were just standing still told you that was fact. Yep, having no direction was up there with one of the best non-decisions I ever made.
Or perhaps you could look back on your life and laugh at all the adventures you had, when you were trying to follow the directions. Perhaps it didn't always go to plan, but you reached your goals, time and again. You had focus and determination, you inspired others and even if you didn't find that treasure chest, you ticked many boxes along the way, and that was a priceless life experience which can never be disappointing.
Dare to dream...when you do, you may find the sense of direction you never knew you had.
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