I remember the morning I set off early to attend and speak at our Regional Training event for a Wellness Business Michele and I are involved with.
At 6:30am it was not only dark but there was also an extremely heavy mist for most of the journey to my destination, and what would have been a 35 minute drive became a 55 minute journey because at times I could barely see beyond a few metres ahead of my vehicle. Of course, I knew that there was definitely a road ahead but the trouble was I just couldn’t see it and this forced me to slow down drastically and focus more intently in case anything might be on my path. As I travelled, I reflected how this mist on my road and journey was a picture of what often happens in our lives.
The heavy mist that clouds your vision and your journey may be a number of things, but whatever it is- it slows you down and makes you focus on your road ahead.
Sometimes what appears to be an adversity or roadblock to your success or progress is an opportunity to take some time to reassess and remind yourself that the journey is the destination. As Miley sings…”It’s all about the climb”- but the trouble is, sometimes we so obsessed with outcomes and destinations we forget to enjoy the road. Are you rushing around madly trying to “get that goal” – make that money, afford that house, pay for that holiday, or worse still…..just provide food for your family? Slow down just for a few hours and re-focus on what is important (as opposed to urgent) and then before you know it- the Mist will rise and you’ll clearly see the road before you that you need to take.
And remember- you have a Unique Purpose!