Have you defined your endpoint? What is the endpoint? It’s the end, or the conclusion of a series of events. Have you ever gone on a trip without being fully aware of the destination? Before you take one step towards the destination typically you have planned what time you are leaving, how long it will take to get there, and how much money will it take. While you are traveling, you only choose the gas stations, restaurants, and hotels that will keep you on the prescribed path to your destination. See, Knowing where you are going, dictates the entire journey. #vinnyism Truthfully, to have a successful journey you really only need to know two things: 1. What is your starting point 2. What is your endpoint.
Your starting point is extremely important because this is how you map out the best direction to get to the endpoint. If you don’t know where you are, then you will never find where you are trying to go. A lot of times, because of the pain of our past, which in essence is the pain of our now (#vinnyisms THE PAINS OF OUR PAST ARE THE PAINS OF OUR NOW IF THEY ARE UN-DEALT WITH) we hurriedly try to remove from our now, without facing it, without being intimate with it. You have to know your pain, you have to know your struggle, you have to become one with your misery. The taking on of the sludge of your now, puts you in a proper assessment of your location. If you don’t face your own sludge, you’ll fool yourself into thinking you’re something that you are really not. So when you go to map out your life journey, you’ll mark a false starting point, and ALWAYS get lost while trying to get to the destination. If you are reading this blog, hear me and hear me clear KNOW THYSELF. This will give you the proper scope to get to the desired destination. You’ll learn the wisdom needed to fleet your present condition.
Now that you have clearly defined where you are, it’s time to focus on your destination. Once you are clear, and very clear of your present state, there is no need to stay there – move forward as fast as possible. Mark your destination, and plan accordingly – I do need to add a slight caveat, which is, all the planning in the world will not stop life from happening. Traffic jams, accidents, breakdowns are sometimes inevitable, BUT none of those misfortunes ever change the destination. It only affects when you will get there, not where you are going. While on the journey to your endpoint, there are disciplines and parameters that must be followed. Going to fast or to slow will put yourself and others in danger. So there will be signs along the way to keep you on track, as long as you follow the signs you’ll never be stopped or hindered. ONLY when you ignore the signs, you’re halted in the journey. You’re questioned and reprimanded, and sometimes penalized.
If you are reading this, chances are you are a visionary, perhaps even a weary visionary. No matter if you are at the start, in the middle of the journey, or near the end, be encouraged. You will get to the destination, and when you get there, you’ll be right on time. If you are just starting out, embrace your present. If you are in the journey, don’t ignore the signs and pace yourself. If you are at the end destination, rest up, you’ll be on another journey before you know it!!