“We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else’s idea of life!” –James Van Praagh
One of the many merit badges my son earned while in scouts was for Orienteering, involving the use of a map compass so as to find locations and plan a journey.
When it comes to our dreams, though other travelers may offer us many maps and compasses to follow — perhaps all with the highest intentions of love and contribution — it pays for us to realize that we must walk our own path.
That doesn’t necessarily mean we travel alone, or that we can’t seek input and guidance along the way. Yet the buck must stop with us when we balance all the offered knowledge and good counsel with our internal compass.
Realizing that it’s not necessarily always the road we’re on which makes the difference, but who we are BEING on whichever road that is, then we can take into account the internal journey of “getting there.” Perhaps it’s really an inside job.
What if, through the unseen and uncharted course of belief in ourselves along with calibration to our internal compass (and a bit of openness to miracles), we could still end up in the place we desire no matter where we start or whatever seeming wrong turns we take?
Got faithful orienteering?
“If you can see your path in front of you, step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” –Joseph Campbell
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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