“Time flies. It is up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben
We all say we need more time. I say it all the time. We all have the same number of minutes in each day, yet some of us get more done than others.
I like the thought of being the navigator. It reminds me of being on a boat or a plane. We have a destination and we have plotted our course. As we move along the flight path of our destination, sometimes we have to detour for bad weather. Sometimes we have to land for emergency repairs or restock supplies. And sometimes we have clear, smooth sailing/flying. We can stop and let passengers depart (as our friends and family go towards a different destination) and we take on new passengers (expanding our friends and family who are going towards the same destination).
The good days we get a lot done, but there are some days when one thing after another delays what we are trying to do.
Acknowledge when this happens, that we are going through a rough patch of weather and know that shortly the weather will clear – it always does. Once the weather clears we can get back on course. This is far better than bemoaning the delay and ranting that we will never arrive at our destination.
Drama does nothing but give you a headache. Instead consult your charts and lay out a new course to get you to your destination. Be proactive and positive instead of reactive and negative.
True joy is found on the journey as well as the destination. As Buddha says “It is better to travel well, than to arrive.”