In the process of living, the winds of
circumstances blow on us all in an
unending flow that touches each of our
lives. Here are some beautiful thoughts on how to handle our challenges inspired by the writing of Jim Rohn.
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We have all experienced the blowing
winds of disappointment, despair and heartbreak. Why, then, would each of us, in
our own individual ship of life, all beginning at the same point, with
the same intended destination in mind, arrive at such different places at
the end of the journey? Have we not all been blown by the winds of
circumstances and buffeted by the turbulent storms of discontent?
What guides us to different destinations
in life is determined by the way we have chosen to set our sail. The way
that each of us thinks makes the major difference in where each of us
arrive. The major difference is the set of the sail.
We are our
It is then
The same circumstances happen to us all.
We have disappointments and
challenges. We all have reversals and those
moments when, in spite of our
best plans and efforts, things just seem to
fall apart. Challenging circumstances are not events reserved for
the poor, the uneducated nor the destitute. The rich and the poor have
marital problems. The rich and the poor have the same challenges that can lead
to financial ruin and personal despair.
In the final analysis,
I have learned that we might have struggled to set the sail and then discover, after all
of our efforts, that the wind has changed directions. So, when the winds
change, we must change. We must struggle to our feet once more and rest
the sail in the manner that
will steer us toward the
destination of our own deliberate choosing.
The set of the sail, how we
think and how we respond, has a far greater
capacity to destroy our lives
than any challenges we face. How quickly
and responsibly we react to
adversity is far more important than the
adversity itself. Once we
discipline ourselves to understand this, we
will finally and willingly
conclude that the great challenge of life
is to control the process of our
Learning to reset the sail with the
changing winds rather than permitting ourselves to be blown in a direction we did
not purposely choose requires the development of a whole new discipline.
It involves going to work on establishing a powerful, personal
philosophy that will help to influence in a positive way all that we do and that we
think and decide.
If we can succeed in this worthy endeavor, the result
will be a change in the course of our income, lifestyle and relationships,
and in how we feel about the things of value as well as the times of
challenge. If we can alter the way we perceive, judge and decide upon the main
issues of life, then we can dramatically change our lives.
By Tim Pedrosa
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