Thursday, February 7, 2008

Staying Afloat

Sometimes I feel as if I’m sinking. I think all of us get to the place in our lives where we feel as if we are headed somewhere and start loosing steam. It seems like no matter how hard we try we just can’t seem to get the momentum need to move, so we float. We get tired of swimming up stream and settle for staying afloat. At first floating becomes more of survival mechanism than moving forward, but then I started thinking maybe seeking to stay afloat is what is keeping us from moving on. Think about it, everybody likes to have wind in their sails, or be on a bike headed down an decline with the wind in your hair. We like those times because we feel a sense of excitement, its the excitement of progression. Moving toward our goals gives us a sense of accomplishment, moving forward helps us to feel as if we we're really living. Focusing on staying afloat distracts us from the type of forward movement we really want, and maybe need. We should focus on our destination. Have you ever stopped to think that maybe you're just staying afloat because you've diverted your eyes from your original destination? When is the last time you remember where you were headed? My question to you is where are you? Are you on the path to your destination or are you just staying afloat? Lets set our eyes on our perspective destinations and focus on moving toward our goals.