I just realized that those that know the answer to that question have an advantage. If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. We all have a finite amount of time to live. In that space we are to love, learn, fail, fall down, get back up, rinse and repeat.
I was called a “Renaissance Man” today again, this time, by my guitar teacher who I just reconnected with after almost twenty years. I think it means a man who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences. I have been called that before, but I think it really means “dude you are still alive,” but haven’t mastered any one thing.
I have had points in my life where I have mastered what I was aiming for but I shot too low. My goals weren’t high enough to achieve anything of significance. Maybe you have been there too. We all started off like that. Remember when all you wanted was to pass a test, drive a car, kiss a girl, etc. Then it was to be “legal,” for whatever that meant to you.
I have been the best of my group at certain things but it was still all too trivial in hindsight.
I think the top three mistakes too many of us make first is not setting good goals. The second would be settling for whatever comes. And finally that we sell ourselves too short. We are capable of much more than we produce.
To change your situation you have to ask yourself some hard questions and answer them. What and where are you now? Where do you want to be in a year, three years, or five? What do you need to do to get there?
Once you do that, it’s on you. Don’t fall into the trap of living for someone else. Don’t borrow dreams. Don’t settle for what comes easy. Don’t stop or quit because what you want is not done in your neighborhood. When I go fishing, if the fish aren’t biting where I am, I move. You might have to move too.
You will have a hard time being a marine biologist in a city. You might have to move to the water. You might have a hard time learning to speak Japanese where there are no native speakers.
Too many of us sit and spin our wheels. Sit and play games. Sit and waste the valuable time God gave us, watching other people play, watching life pass us by.
Are you living a sedentary life?
It’s dangerous to move outside of your comfort zone but won’t grow if you stay in the same zone. You know people that never left their hometowns. Their conversations are limited aren’t they. They talk more about other people than ideas, and places. We all have a choice. What do you choose to do with your life? What are you going to be when you grow up.
“The way I see it Red, it’s like you said, get busy living, or get busy dying.”- Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders. http://blackmanwithagun.com