Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It All Starts With You...

You wake up every morning "as the world turns" and wake up to see how you feel. Many gurus will tell you that you need their book, poem, METHOD to feel better, but really all you need, in most cases, is an awareness of who you are.  

We spend a lot of time letting other people define who we are, and many of us really don't look inward to see for ourselves.  At some point in life, we all have to take responsibility for who we are and what we become. We can spend a lot of time as victims and blaming people and situations from our past for who we are today, but often that blame is an excuse.  It's like having someone give you a ride and drop you off on a certain corner and you STAY on that corner and blame them for leaving you there. There may be a lot of reasons why you stay on that corner, but unless whoever it was chained you to the light post, you have the power to move, to turn around, to walk up the street or across the street, ask for directions and move in some other direction that takes you where you want to go.

Of course... if you don't know where  you want to go, you probably won't move. You've got to know where you want to go, who and or what you want to be.  You won't necessarily know right away how you'll get there, but how is not nearly the main thing. "Where" is the main thing.

A few years ago, Microsoft had an awesome slogan: "Where do you want to go today?" And that's the question we each have to answer for our lives.  Don't be afraid to answer it, because without that answer there is no direction and you'll stay on that corner, and you're better than that.

Where do you want to go today, my friend?  It all starts with you!

Have a beautiful day!