In life, we are guided in our younger years by our
parents or guardians. They take us to school, to
appointments or to the store. As we grow older, we learn
how to walk, ride our bikes or even catch a bus to where we
need to go if not too far away from home.
As we grow into adults, our responsibilities grow and
we begin to have to make choices and that can bring us to
unfamiliar territory not just in surroundings but how we
think and feel. It can also become uncomfortable because we
have to make some changes. Change is inevitable. Some find
it exciting and others find it sometimes impossible. Our
journey in life includes a destination. We all have a
purpose in life. All of us not just some of us.
We can either make life happen or life is just going
to happen but when we allow it to just happen, we have no
sense of direction and no control over what happens.
Courage is said to be the key to life itself. It takes
courage to choose a destination then take the necessary
steps on our journey to get there. We donít always know how
we will get somewhere but as long as we know where we would
like to go, we have many options on how.
Envision your life as a big beautiful ship that can do
and go anywhere but no captain to navigate the journey. If
we just float around and meander through life, we will
either run out of fuel or get tired of going nowhere. I
often hear from clientís that they hate their jobs, they are
unhappy with their life but often afraid to pursue what
really makes them happy. They are afraid of change. The
solution is to change how you feel and how you think. If
you think negatively you will feel negative. If you think
positively you will feel positive. Many talents are wasted
by fear of change and will rob you of your purpose in life.
Whatever it is you want in life is going to cost you in
either dollars or time. Both are very precious things to
Take a mental health moment and ask yourself what is my
purpose? What changes do I need to make to take back
control of my ship? The GPS lies within. Iím not saying
itís going to be easy but it will definitely be worth it.
The waters will be rough at times and you will want to turn
back or give up. Grow through it, just donít go through it
because when you come out of the storm a great and wonderful
destiny awaits you.
is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified
Counselor and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. She is in
private practice serving as a mental health counselor and
available for presentations and speaking engagements on
mental health topics. For appointments or to provide
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