Do you know where you’re going?

I really like Roy H Williams Comes every monday to my inbox. Sometimes I share some of it with Jenn. A lot of it doesn’t ring my bell. This morning, my bell has been rung – specifically with these excerpts:

“When you don’t know where you’re going,
any road will get you there.”

– Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland

You can’t navigate a ship by studying the wind and waves. Fix your gaze on your goal, a non-negotiable, fixed position that can never change. Let that be your lighthouse, your reference point, your North Star.

No stack of dollars can be your lighthouse. Dollars are merely a byproduct. Money fails as a compass because it can be found in every direction. Guiding directives and unifying principles are never merely financial.

Where do you want to be tomorrow?

2 Replies to “Do you know where you’re going?”

  1. Okay, so this is relevant for us today. We found a cute beach shack on the North Shore that we’d really like to rent but it’s a lot more money then we’d like to pay, but it is a great deal for the North Shore. What I take from this is don’t let money stand in the way of our dreams…..and it’s right! Where do we want to be today??? We want to be in a place where our kids can safely ride bikes in the neighborhood and actually have friends. We want to be able to walk to the beach…….we may pay less now but we don’t feel the safest since the locals hate us invading their turf. Where do we want to be today??

  2. We loved Los Angeles when we paid ‘way too much’ for the Malibu RV Park. Great memories.

    Alternately, we paid affordably to live in Van Nuys for a job in Los Angeles. Lived next door to a porn star that smoked pot with the teens. Scared to let the kids walk through the RV park and did not allow them to leave the park. Hated it and in turn tend to talk smack about Los Angeles.

    Looking back, we don’t miss the money paid for Malibu nor feel like we have anymore money because we lived in Van Nuys.

    Good luck.

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