After you’ve written your life’s mission statement (a.k.a. the conclusion to your life story) it’s time to take a hard look at your life to see whether you’ve positioned yourself in the direction of that grand resolution.
Repositioning Yourself For Your Future Triumph
Picture yourself as a plane prepared to take flight.
First and foremost, before you can experience “take-off,” you must have the right coordinates for your destination. (No flight leaves the airstrip without a destination.) Now, if you’ve written down your life’s mission statement, then you can view this mission statement as expressing, in writing, your final destination.
Now that you have this final destination, you must begin the process of repositioning yourself on the “runway.”
For instance: if you’re set on reaching England, but your plane is currently aimed at Australia, well then it is time to turn that plane around until it is pointing in the direction of the United Kingdom.
There is no use of having a destination if you are, in this moment, misaligned with it. Because when your dreams are finally ready for takeoff, you are abound to experience a failure to launch at the moment of flight.
Don’t do that to yourself.
Now that you know where the direction of your life is headed, thankfully, all that there is left to do is to make sure that your thoughts, your words, your actions, and your relationships are all aligned with the end point you are trying to reach.
You see, if you’ve finally figured out where you life is headed, then the time for wandering is over. The time for questioning has ended. The time for doubts has passed. You know what you want and you know what you don’t want. You know who you are and you know who you are not. You can finally speak up for yourself and not care what people think in response.
This is maturity in its purest form: being able to align your internal self with your external self in such a way that your external life is the fullest expression of your internal form.
That is a masterful process, and it is what I believe to be the key to enlightened living. (Not “Enlightenment” with a capital “E”—a state which I believe can be only be achieved by a few lucky masters—but enlightenment with a lower-case “e” which I believe is within the grasp of every single person on this earth.)
This process, the gradual “repositioning” of our current life towards the final realization of our dreams, might feel a little like adjusting yourself to your correct physical posture: as you look in the mirror, you notice that you need to stick out your chest a bit more; your back can be straightened out a smidge; you need to tuck in your belly a bit more here; your limp neck can be put into better alignment, too, etc.
These adjustments—“adjustments” and not “changes,” for there is nothing we need to “change into” at this point, we simply need to “adjust” ourselves, so that our present life may yield the future life we want—these adjustments may seem small and innocent, but they are monumental in effect.
They sort of ripple out from us, creating a silent “domino effect”—not a domino effect of inevitability, but certainly one of deep, meaningful intent—and this “domino effect” quietly begins to pull the thread of the future toward the thread of the present, which, already bound to the thread of the past, helps make everything one again, as it was always meant to be.
Once every readjustment has been completed, once we have repositioned ourselves correctly on “the runway” of life, so to speak, then all there is left to do is wait for the skies to clear…
Today’s Courage Exercise
If you have written down your story’s conclusion, take some time this week to reposition your current story so that it is pointed toward that grand resolution.
If you have written down your life’s mission statement, take some time this week to make the appropriate adjustments in your life so that the way you are currently living is leading you toward the conclusion you want.
Once you have finished this process, take a deep breath and wait for the skies to clear…
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