Future Destinations

Anything worth building does not get built overnight. It takes time. Patience and restraint procured in industrial-sized containers usually provide some assistance.  No matter how greatly we care about the project, we need to go forth with the belief that our end goal will happen. And we must do those things which we believe are required. Patience, and the ability to plan, is essential along with an ability to know what the final destination will look like once we are there.

I have worked most of my adult life, first to become a trainer, and now a life coach. It is something that I have worked my whole life towards, since high school. And just because it took till nearly my second childhood, it is of no less interest or caring to me then when I put my first foot on the path to go forward into the future.

We all have dreams. We all have desires. We need to work at them wisely. Not because they may bring us fame or wealth, instead we work at them because they are the things that our passions need. And, our desires are the glue that holds us to the path that will take us to where we want to go in the future.

How important is sticking to your path? Let me explain it to you like this. You are going to the future, whether you want to or not. You can go there with your plan, to take you where you want to go, or you can just let the future pull you. If the future pulls you, you end up wherever it drops you. And it doesn’t care much where you land. If you walk your path, you hopefully end up where you decided you wanted to go.

I would rather be where I wanted to be than where something just dropped me. The destination, at least, is my personal choice.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

You Need to Act the Part

Often, we have great ideas. We have ideas of the books we want to write or the place that we want to build in the backyard for the kids. We are going to make great paintings or learn to knit or do something else that is memorable and long-lasting. And, we are very serious about it. The only problem is we never do anything, we only think about it.

Great ideas are only electrical impulses in our mind until we put action to them. The hardest part of any great idea is taking the first action. The first step of your journey, the first action in the knitting class, laying out where the swing set in the fort will go, or writing your first paragraph, all these are action steps. And these are also the hardest part of the task that you may face.

The reason that these will be the hardest is shown to us in physics. Something at rest stays there until acted on by outside forces. Also, it takes more energy to start a movement than it does to sustain the action. This is just one of those truths of the universe. And it equally seems to play at the start of all projects.

Some resistors to getting a project started are ensuring you have adequate time to do the project. You have the desire to do the project. And you have some capital you could put into the project. Other resistors are the television set, video games, the fishing pole, and naptime.

Sometimes to make something worthy of your plans and ideas, you need to sacrifice some of the lesser things to create for the greater good. We all do this from time to time, and those who do usually find these sacrifices are small compared to the good that actions do for themselves and others.

I cannot tell you what is truly good for you. Take a look around you. Look at your heroes, those you respect, and those who are taking actions that you appreciate. More than likely, these people have taken time to put thoughts and ideas into actions and accomplishments.

When everything is tallied up, shouldn’t you be counted in with the heroes, the respected, and those who you appreciate? It’s not that hard, take a step and start an action.

Thanks for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.