Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
TROMANS's Photo TROMANS Posts: 504
1/28/09 8:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
this has made me stop and think......I don't have the answer yet but at least I know the question!!

 current weight: 211.0 
 
242
219
196
173
150
CRAZY_CAROLLYNN's Photo CRAZY_CAROLLYNN SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (11,889)
Posts: 3,572
1/24/09 12:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree with those metaphor's, I am forever feeling as if I lack a destination, direction, or purpose to my drives...(maybe I'm jumping on the interstate to charge the alternator or to clear the gas lines)...I feel that my life achievements are comparatively low due to this lack of focus and susceptibility to so many distractions...my whole reason for being attracted to this team is to find the means to establish and strengthen my deeper purpose.
There is so much to be said about taking the time to smell the roses, enjoying the ride...I've heard over and over that life is a trip not a destination...but I always felt that I took it too far, enjoy too much and work too little....while I now agree and totally believe that we NEED goals, that we must have the clear vision of the END in mind before we set out on a successful journey...otherwise we aimlessly wonder, ending up lost in the middle of no where. We need direction and a purpose if our actions are to do ourselves any long term good. After all both the merry-go-round or the roller coaster are amusements, distractions, and mere entertainment used to balance work and fun.

I’m still trying to find ways to enjoy work, or a way to get paid for fun. LOL
I am not just another traveler on the road of life, but rather I want to be the consummate explorer hehehe. However, I must admit that I am no expert and in serious need of more or better navigational tools, a compass, a sexton, or perhaps a GPS. I am forced to admit that I AM lost in the middle of no where, no job, no significant other, no children, no degree, no property...however I do now possess a giant well of hope.


Edited by: CRAZY_CAROLLYNN at: 1/24/2009 (00:59)
Failure- a stone on a path not the last one called success.
Planless gaol=a wish
Faithless dream=fleeting & amiss.
Progress-little to do with speed-much to do with direction.
Wiser to replace with better choices than to deny human nature-small smarter choice substitutions.
Purposely choose your thoughts-what you believe-you achieve-Be careful what you think
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=237

Starfleet BootCamp
CHANETC's Photo CHANETC SparkPoints: (57,984)
Fitness Minutes: (92,377)
Posts: 3,526
1/23/09 10:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Metaphors can be so revealing, Mine was about a rather sedate merry-go-round and yours was about a roller coaster. The common connection between the two of them is that while the emotional ups and downs on a roller coaster are more exciting and adventurous than a merry-go-round, one gets off of both at the exact same point that one got on. A better metaphor for both of us would, perhaps, to be a four-wheel drive vehicle capable of taking us where we choose without having to return to the same place in the end. Here's to Making Life Happen like a Jeep and driving it to our own best and highest Purpose. I'm sure that this is what you are doing and what I am inspired to do by your example and get off of this too familiar merry-go-round.

Bon voyage!

"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


 current weight: 302.0 
 
350
310
270
230
190
IDARETODREAM's Photo IDARETODREAM Posts: 600
1/23/09 10:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My Merry go round has turned more into a roller coaster of changes and emotions Chan, so much has happened in the past few months that I wouldn't even recognize my life for what it was anymore. I am incredibly excited with all the possibilities and taking the steps to make sure all the dreams become realities. We'll have to catch up soon.

Hugs
Anita

You cannot get what you’ve never had unless you’re willing to do what you’ve never done.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

www.youneedanita.blogspot.com/
CHANETC's Photo CHANETC SparkPoints: (57,984)
Fitness Minutes: (92,377)
Posts: 3,526
1/23/09 3:05 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Sometimes we treat life as if it were a merry-go-round, we get on, sit down, and enjoy the ups and downs, but don't expect to get anywhere: when the music stops, we haven't. Life is full of distractions like the merry-go-round, we must have a purpose and act on it to make any changes.

Thanks for the reminder.
emoticon

"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


 current weight: 302.0 
 
350
310
270
230
190
IDARETODREAM's Photo IDARETODREAM Posts: 600
1/22/09 9:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Begin With The End In Mind
by Gary Vurnum
====================

You wouldn't get on an aeroplane without any idea of where you want to go.

You wouldn't just get in the car and drive aimlessly around not having the slightest idea of where you want to go.

So - why do you do it with your life?

I know exactly where I want to go and who I want to become. Do you?

Everything that I do today, I only do because it moves me closer to where I want to go.

Can you say that?

Action Point:

Does everything that you do contribute directly to where you want to go?

Unless you know exactly where you want to go I guarantee that you will never get there.

Unless you are moving towards your ideal future every day - you will only move further away from it. It's a zero-sum game - you either are moving forwards or you are moving backwards - there is no middle ground.

Make sure that you do at least SOMETHING every day that contributes directly to where you want to go…otherwise, this time next year…you will still be exactly where you are today.

=================================

You cannot get what you’ve never had unless you’re willing to do what you’ve never done.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

www.youneedanita.blogspot.com/
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Make Life Happen! General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
TODAY, I CAN & I WILL.... 8/22/2014 11:24:08 AM
DID YOU READ A HEALTH ARTICLE TODAY? 8/27/2014 10:29:31 AM
QUOTES TO SHARE! (ADD YOUR'S TOO!) 8/26/2014 12:00:41 PM
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? EMOTICON.... 8/28/2014 3:19:12 PM
DID YOU TAKE A SPARK QUIZ TODAY? 7/17/2013 2:10:21 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12794x22161855

Review our Community Guidelines