Having a life GPS gives you direction in knowing what is most important to you, where you want to go and the legacy you want to leave behind. You can’t get to a destination if you haven’t made a decision on where that is.
You flounder around like a fish out of water flopping up and down, back and forth until you just give up.
I picked up the book, Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy to read again as I prepare for 2020. I was reminded of this very important principle of the importance of having a life GPS and outlined the key points on what happens when one is drifting.
“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.”–Oliver Wendell Holmes
How do you end up drifting with no direction? You become unaware, distracted, overwhelmed and deceived.
UNAWARE – You disconnect with higher yourself, your environment, and the true source of your own inner guidance by listening to outside sources and getting busy with everything, everyone and everywhere else. You lose touch with your own guidance system and become unaware of what it is you really want. You become unaware of where you want to go. You become unaware of who you want to be.
DISTRACTED – You love to start new projects and easily get distracted with the next best thing. You don’t follow through and change directions often. You allow yourself to go wherever the wind seems to blow because you have no direction.
OVERWHELMED – You have a lot going on. You are loaded with business, projects, ideas, family, work, relationships, money, and life in general. You have so many things to do you don’t even know where to start because you have not determined what is most important for you.
DECEIVED – You have false beliefs that you think are real and stop you from going after what it is you really want. You don’t even try because you have deceived yourself into believing you can’t get it.
What happens when you are drifting? What is the result of drifting through life with no direction, no purpose, and no meaning?
You feel confused, it can be expensive, you may lose opportunities, it can be painful and you will have regrets.
CONFUSION – You have no clue where you are headed so, of course, you are confused along the way!
EXPENSIVE – Time and money are both lost as you expend both with no clue where you are headed.
LOST OPPORTUNITY – How can you possibly distinguish between ideas and paths that are taking you to where you want to go and ones that are nothing more than a distraction? You can’t when you haven’t a clear direction!
PAIN – Pain comes in many sorts and you will more easily encounter it without having clarity on your destination. Health, money, relationships and any other important area of your life can fall out of alignment when you aren’t setting the way with clear intentions.
REGRETS – Do you really want to leave this planet thinking, “If only I ….?” You don’t need to….. if only you had a clear destination… a path…. a direction in where you wanted to go, what you wanted to do, who you wanted to be!
GETTING TO YOUR DESTINATION
- You MUST KNOW WHERE YOU ARE now to get to where you want to go. This means you must get real, raw and honest with yourself in analyzing, becoming aware and checking in with yourself.
- You MUST make a DECISION about where you want to go.
- TAKE INSPIRED ACTIONS toward reaching your destination.
3 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF
- How do you want to be remembered?
- What matters to you most?
- How can I get from here to there?
Having clarity on your destination provides many BENEFITS!
- Clear Priorities
- Life Balance (though, I believe in harmony over balance!)
- Opportunities, the right ones!
- Facing Reality (you can’t improve what you won’t face and own)
- Envisioning the Future (you get what you focus on)
- Avoid Regrets!
You can decide today to set that destination on your life GPS! What would that look like for you? How would that feel?
I bet it would feel amazing!
So go back to those 3 steps and really sit down and get clarity around where you are, where you want to go and start taking inspired action steps to get there. You MUST have a destination to put into your life GPS!
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