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The Drift

Imagine a large limb falls from a tree into a flowing river, as the limb floats the river, it gets stuck on rocks or by other low-hanging limbs.

It could get pushed over into the non-flowing water and there remain for an inordinate period of time.

It may become waterlogged and sink, never to go any farther down the river.

It could be caught up in small eddies or whirlpools and be detained.

The large branch in the flowing river is interesting because it sometimes represents us driving down life's highway.

Without knowing where we're going or how we'll get there, we unconsciously fail to recognize the things that are pushing us off course.

We get held back by circumstances or by people who only want to use us for their benefit.

Without knowing who we are and where we are going, it's easy to get off track, snagged, interrupted, detoured, or caught up in things we don't want to happen.

We are frequently pushed or pulled into situations that do not suit us.

“Drifting, without aim or purpose, is the first cause of failure.”

—Napoleon Hill

I like the idea of having “identified targets” on life's highway.

I want to know the things I want to accomplish so I can make the best use of my time and energy.

I need to identify the things that suck time and energy from my goals.

Mindless television, youtube videos, social media, and so many other things are what can hold me back or detour me from my destiny.

Don’t get caught up in life’s drift.

If I could restart my life's journey, I would first figure out what kind of lifestyle I want to live before deciding on a job. Then I'd figure out what kind of education I'd need to get ready for that job.

I would ask what I want.

What's my plan?

What am I waiting for?

Who am I and where am I going?

Be intentional and strategic about your destiny.

I have declared that I will live the next 20 years leaning forward making a big difference in all I come into contact with.

Come with me!

Keep looking for the blind spots and building a better you.

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Great post!! I’ll share this with the kids!! I think I can benefit too. ;)). Thanks!!

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