So I was surfing Youtube the other day and came cross this video of Steve Jobs.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write in this post, so I just decided to write and see what “popped out” the other end, which is why this post might seem a little disjointed.
This video made me think about the missed opportunities in life.
It made me think about having the courage to step outside the box and NOT play it safe.
It made me think about what I want to do with my life.
As I contemplated these thoughts, I imagined myself sitting in a rocking chair looking back on my life. So, as I sit in my rocking chair at the ripe old age of 90 🙂 and look back, I would hate to think that I lived a safe, comfortable, non eventful life.
Every once in a while, I get a glimpse of my past struggles and triumphs, when my children tell me about the emotional struggles they are experiencing … and with hindsight I say – that’s nothing, don’t worry about it, just keep going, you’re on the right track.
Now that’s the dude I need next to me when I am grappling with life. The one who says – its gonna be alright, you’re on the right track. We call them mentors.
Mentors are the ones who have traveled the path before us and who have seen what’s a head. The ones that have struggled and conquered the roadblocks and obstacles, but who have come out triumphant.
But what do they have that we don’t?
Is it a little faith?
To travel a road to a destination that is continuously unfolding before you with no guarantee of you reaching your destination, takes a lot of courage and faith.
However, around every corner if you’re open to it, the universe will give you the gifts and attributes you need to develop along the way to get you closer to your destination.
We sometimes think of these gifts and lessons as a “pain in the ass”, “a struggle”, but if we only knew that the mastery of these tasks would bring us one step closer to our desired outcome, we wouldn’t bitch and moan so much about it and we would just get on with it – happily.
We sometimes say … oh that’s too hard or – why can’t it be easier, or – I don’t have time, but what we fail to see is that we have been presented with what we have asked for, we just don’t know it yet. It is only realized in retrospect.
We can’t see the path yet, but all will be revealed when we sit in our rocking chair at the ripe old age of 90 and contemplate our life.
Are you missing a little faith?