I have a tendency to text when I am driving. It is not a good habit. Yes, it is even an illegal habit. So, I am working to cut down on the number of times, and amount of time, I spend texting. Now, I mostly text by dictation. Still, a bad habit I know. I’m working on it. 🙂
My point of sharing this with you is that I have noticed that when I text the car tends to drift to one side or the other. Well, the car doesn’t drift so much, as my hand moves the steering wheel more to one direction. Again, my point is when I take my eyes off of the road, my focus goes elsewhere.
I drift in the direction I look.
I have thought a lot about this in the last week or so. My life has been slightly adrift from my perspective, and I wasn’t sure why. I had many theories, things that made me angry or people to blame or a workload that was unmanageable. But when I really just sat with my thoughts, I realized my eyes were not on the prize, or at least not on the one I really wanted.
I was drifting because I was not clear where my focus should be.
Well, I think I am better now. I think I found that “reset life” button I was looking for last week. I had it all along. I knew what I needed, and what to do. I just needed to get my vision back, regain my focus, and stop being adrift.
If you feel adrift, ask yourself if you are heading in the “right” direction. If not, why not? There are constant obstacles and distractions in our lives, but the great thing is we know they are obstacles and distractions when we know what our purpose/destination is. You see, by knowing our path, we know everything that is impeding our progress on that path. By knowing my purpose, I know where to take myself and how hard to push myself.
Henry David Thoreau stated, “If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a life unexpected in common hours.” I love this quote. It has spoken to me since my high school graduation when I first read it on a graduation card. It speaks to me yet again as I have two hands properly on the wheel while watching my road ahead.
I have regained my direction. I have remembered my dreams. And I am ADVANCING.