Are you “Captain” / “Skipper” of your life’s Direction?
Have you ever skipped rocks across the water with your kids?
I’ve just returned from visiting my son and his girlfriend who are working in New York. We all embarked on a road trip into New England. Along the way we stopped in Maine and walked along one of their beautiful beaches.
We picked up rocks along the beach and started a ‘rock skipping’ challenging each other as to how many skips, the longest skip etc.
I kept a couple of prized ‘skippers’ – not sure why.
When it was time to say ‘goodbye’ and head back to Oz, I thought of those “skippers” and how proud I was of my son and his girlfriend who decided they wanted to take action on their career goals – living and working in New York, just like a Captain or “Skipper” of a ship charting out the course and taking control of their destiny.
As we departed, I presented them with the skippers and said “Susan and I are so proud you decided to take charge of your dreams and aspirations. – Becoming “Skippers” of your own lives.”
Sadly the majority of people’s lives are “skippered” not by their own goals, but by circumstances, other people’s goals or they simply give up when the going gets tough.
Are you ‘skipper’/Captain/driver of your destiny, dreams, goals? Have you mapped where you want to go anyway? Research says only 3% of people actually write down their goals.
Who’s the skipper of your life? Who charts your course? Time for you to have the upper hand and articulate the business/personal future you desire.