Direction vs. Destination
When I finished high school I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do. In fact, I was somewhat LOST! This trend continued after I graduated from University and in to my mid 20's.
I later discovered that the key reason for feeling lost was because of my focus.
I was focused on the destination rather than the direction.
What does this mean exactly?
It meant I was concerned with milestones.
In particular, ticking off certain things I needed to have done before a certain age, and when I wasn't ticking those things off, I was starting to become anxious and worried.
This focus on milestones, and ticking off boxes for the sake of ticking off boxes was obviously the wrong process for me.
When I finally discovered what I wanted to do, why, and how I was going to do it, my so called destination and milestones were irrelevant.
Because when you do finally discover your purpose, you are often doing something that goes beyond milestones, you are in my opinion attempting to leave behind more.
And what I mean by this is it could be a legacy, transforming lives, creating a new invention to change the world, or simply breaking a cycle like getting your family out of poverty, or setting up your family financially for generations to come.
When you have this type of mindset, the destination is not so much the goal as much as the direction in which you move towards.
It is even more crucial to understand that direction is more important than destination because you are bound to fail, bound to hit mental brick walls, and being able to keep on moving is vital to succeeding.
So a question I have for you is, are you a person who is driven by destination or direction?
If you would like to know what category you fall into, or simply need some help and some guidance, drop me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Till next week,