I’ve been thinking about travel lately. We’re all on a journey from beginning to end. Do you know where you want to go before you get to that last stop?
There are several things to consider as you travel.
- You could meander aimlessly. It’s important to explore. Perhaps you haven’t yet figured out what you want from life, or you’ve just realized that you’re heading in the wrong direction but don’t know which way to turn. Experiment and listen to yourself. You will find a way.
- You could get sidetracked. Sometimes you know where you need to be but things happen to divert you. It’s okay. Things always happen. Set your sights and calibrate your compass. Keep heading towards your goals. You will get there.
- You may need to forge your own path. Some journeys are easier than others. If you don’t want a conventional life, you’ll have to take Frost’s road less traveled. Sometimes you’ll need to clear some brush on the way, but it’s worth it to get to where you want to be.
- Feel free to turn back. Your goals may change. You may have been pursuing a dream but realize that it’s not right for you or not something you really wanted. You can change your destination at any time.
- You should occasionally check the map. Travel can be tiring, and along the way we can see shiny things that distract us from where we want to go. Don’t be stuck in the tourist traps of life–take a break once in a while and refine your goals.
Choose where you want to go, and then put one foot in front of the other. It’s okay to stop for directions along the way and observe those who have gone before you. Bon voyage!
Your assignment, should you choose to accept it:
270. Do you know what your goals are in life? Where do you want to go? What are you doing to get there?