“Turn left in 1.3 miles,” the disembodied, calm voice proclaims…
In today’s society, almost everyone is familiar with the monotone voice of the GPS—a fascinating bit of technology which, when given the appropriate information, will plot your course to arrive at your destination. But what if you don’t know where you want to go? There is an old saying that when you don’t know where you want to go, every road leads there! In truth, the GPS is a useless piece of equipment if you don’t know where you want to go.
My mentors stand ready to function as my personal GPS system and keep me on a path that will lead to my goals. However, they can do virtually nothing to help and support me if do not have a destination in mind. Their wisdom, experience and insight are of little help when I have not decided to take the trip. Too often, we lose sight of the goal, and our focus shifts to what is here and now. Without realizing it, we have ceased to travel.
Sometimes, we let others talk us into traveling somewhere or in some way that we did not want to go. We may simply pull off and sit on the sideline, which ends our progress for the time being. At such times, we need to reflect and refocus on the dream that we want to make our reality. Then, reenter the coordinates on our GPS, restart our engines and continue the journey.
I must set goals, which will allow me to move toward my personal dreams. Once my goals have been set, there are plenty of people and experiences along the way to assist me in reaching my dreams. And if I miss the left turn in 1.3 miles, they will help me, calmly recalculating the journey to my goal.
I Care, Barb