Feeling a little lost? That’s normal. We all stumble off the path sometimes but there’s always a way to get back on track.
Brian Johnson shares with us some awesome insights on getting to where we want to be. This time he takes inspiration from Ralph Waldo Emerson. As always, we’d love to hear from you, so leave a comment and tell us what you think.
Zigzag Lines by Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Brian Johnson from PhilosophersNotes.com
“The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks. See the line from a sufficient distance, and it straightens itself to the average tendency.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, my great, great great (+) soul-uncle from Self-Reliance
I love Emerson.
And, I love the idea of the best ship zigzagging from one port to its destination. The perfect metaphor for our lives.
We’re so quick to beat ourselves up the moment we feel “off-track.” Rather than spend all that energy persecuting ourselves, why not simply “re-commit” and see the big picture?!?
The key (for me)?
Spend time every day getting clear on where you’re headed. We have to know what we want and where we want to go to be able to get there.
And, in the words of Marcus Aurelius, we need to remember to never confuse ourselves with visions of a lifetime at once. Just get whatever clarity you can get now and take the next baby step.
Where are you headed?
What’s the best thing you can do this moment to get yourself on track to that destiny?
Good work. :)