“Life is a Journey, Not a Destination.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you have read any of my blogs or heard my podcast, you know that I feel that life is a journey. Here is a blog post geared at helping you set your internal GPS.
I spent some time reading about the term “navigational errors” and this was the phrase that stuck out the most to me: “It is the deviation from standard, as well as mistakes that produce inaccurate results in navigation.” Webster defines navigation as: “The act, activity, or process of finding the way to get to a place when you are traveling in a ship, airplane, car, etc.” When I read these definitions, I can see life in the etc. at the end of the definition. Our decisions and actions or lack of them, affect the place where we find ourselves today and arrive at tomorrow.
This journey we call life, is either going to be navigated by us or we are going to be navigated by it! I read something recently about the acronym LEAP. We must look for opportunities to LEAP daily in life; not just to take baby steps, but big, sometimes scary leaps. LEAP is the opportunity to Learn, Experience, Apply and Progress. Life is like that, we must daily learn from what we experience and then apply it to where it fits and as we do, these things will progress and grow in this journey we call life.
We have got to learn that God did not create us to settle for whatever life throws our way. Shakespeare wrote in Macbeth, “and you all know, security is mortals’ greatest enemy”. No matter what it is that we are called to do in life, we were created to grow and flourish. We have got to take it head on and give it 110%. We can’t let the security of the current situation become as Shakespeare said, our “Greatest enemy”. Security can also be called comfortable or settling and that’s what many do, they settle! If we will live daily by the LEAP rule, we will not settle but instead flourish as God intended us to.
Where does your internal GPS (Global Positioning System) find you at this very moment? Are you enjoying the journey of life and making the best with what you have and NOT settling, but instead LEAPing daily? If not, it’s time to make a change in your navigational settings and redefine your course in the wonderful journey we call life.