Wed, January 22, 2014
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Google Maps gives us a Bird’s Eye View of the location we type in on the website. From the initial Google Map perspective we are given a zoomed out view of our location and are able to see so much more of the area. We notice on the map major streets, local convenience stores or malls nearby, how close we are to highways, parks, water, etc. It’s helpful to gain this perspective, because it provides a sense of direction on where you are traveling and where things are located when you journey there.
Welcome to Inspire Moment #101: Bird’s Eye View. This woke me up at 6am and I figured it was worth sharing. Now, what if you took some time this week and took a Bird’s Eye View of your life? You can’t simply visit a website and put in your goal or destination, and tell it where to take you. I’m sure you wish is was that easy! However, you can take time to locate where you are in your life and zoom out to see a different perspective and learn any potential detours you need to take.
As the “Activator” I always say, action beats intention. The first action step is to ask these questions this week. Give yourself a deadline to write them down and answer them or at least to brainstorm for five minutes. Are their local compassionate people nearby in your life? Locate them. Do you notice major intersections in your life right now and need help determining what turn you should make? Need to seek counsel? I know a good coach. 😉 Could taking the Bird’s Eye View help you to determine your next step? How close are you to pursuing the things that really drive you in life? Like a merging onto a major highway, is that next move a bit scary to some of you? Are your goals even on the map anymore? It may seem like a lot to think about, but it’s worth it.
Remember, not to get stuck on cruise control and miss the exit for the life you could be living. Taking the Bird’s Eye View could be exactly what you need to do this week. Give it a shot!
Mon, July 22, 2013
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As I walked on the beach early this morning close to the ocean I noticed a long path of footprints in front of me. They were going in a straight line. There was only that one trail at first, but as I kept taking steps forward another path came into the picture and intersected with the original trail, and then took its own course into the ocean. There weren’t any people in sight. It was in the quietness of this morning staring at the two different paths that Inspire Moment #100 hit me, Footprints.
We are all moving in a direction. Sometimes we don’t know where we are headed and other times we know exactly where we are going. A couple questions for you to ponder are 1) What is leading you in your life? 2) What is tugging at your heart for you to go one way or the other? We are all on a different path and my last question for you is this, when your journey isn’t turning out the way that you envisioned it to be, would you trust something or someone to lead you along a different way? A way, a path, that just feels like it fits for you.
The inspiration behind Inspire Moment #100 is to encourage you to take some rest this week and to think about what is leading you. Think about what is important to you on this journey. You are making Footprints every day so if you aren’t going in the direction that you planned, trying opening up and intersecting with a new path to help get you on your way.
Know that along your journey people will come into your path, your life, for a just a couple steps or maybe for a couple seasons. They bring something to your journey. They could bring comfort. They could bring support. They may bring hardship. They could bring negativity. They should bring love. They might just bring you joy.
The key is to make a strong Footprint in your life every day because the journey that you’re on does have a direction, you just have to trust it and be a good passenger.