“If a man knows not what harbour he seeks, any wind is the right wind” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If you think about your life five years from now, what do you see? If the picture is a little fuzzy, perhaps it’s because you’re not quite sure what you want.
It’s easy to drift through life with no particular destination in mind. But the problem with drifting is that before long, you may realise you’re not headed anywhere specific. And unless your life’s mission is to be an explorer, it’s time to pull out the map and choose a destination. After all, you can’t chart a course if you don’t know where you’re going.
With a sea of possibilities in front of you, how can you even begin to choose a direction? To get clearer on your desired destination, ask yourself these questions:
- What’s important to me?
- What do I want to experience?
- How do I want to spend my time?
- When I am old and looking back on my life, what would I regret not having done?
Often, we only discover what we want after we are already “under sail.” Life is a process of setting out to discover what we want, adjusting our course, and trusting that we will find our true destination. So go ahead, pick a harbour. After that, the only thing left to do is hoist your sail.
About the Author
Sandra Hinshelwood is a small-business coach and mentor working with new business owners. Through her coaching and online programmes, she has helped her clients to increase their confidence, manage the transition from employee to a business owner and live a more authentic life.