Week 8 – The “Compass & Time”

The “Compass” it points north, it helps navigate when other navigation is not available.  Maybe on a boat we would use a compass to tell us which way to travel to reach land.  In our MKMMA class we are asked to buy a compass and use the analogy we go and navigate “our life by our direction to get where we want to go” rather than just go aimlessly back and forth, up and down which most people are doing, not knowing they are directionless that is.

Think of our life, do we have a direction?  Do we go to school, get educated so we can get a good job, then get married, have kids, teach them the same thing and repeat a cycle?  Most say yes that would be what my life is about.

Then ask yourself “what do you want to do in your lifetime?”  some will say “travel” some say “have a family” and many other ideas.

Then ask yourself “how are you going to do that?”  The answer is……  get a job, get married etc…

So there is some direction, but once going down the rabbit hole, there is no escape.  You are now living by “TIME!”  Goto work, get paid, pay the bills, save for kids education, save for retirement, save for vacations etc…

I did not know that I lost direction until recently.  Most people don’t know that they can choose a life, just choose a direction, a place or destination, and don’t stop till you get there.  Even sailboats have to “tack” back and forth against the wind to get where they want to go.

“Time” and what about it?  We all have a limited amount of time while we are in good health to do the things we IMG_1449want to do.  Most people run their life on time, where they have an alarm clock, punch in at work, punch out, race home, do the after work thing with the family, goto bed, and do it again.  Like a clock, every week, every year is about the same.

How do we change the time thing?  Get a direction, follow it, and don’t give up.  Find a Definite Chief Aim, have
Faith
, and practice Continuous Persistent Action until you are there.  Once there you can use your compass and go someplace else.

Good travels mate!  Peace, George

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Chuck Bartok - November 21, 2014 Reply

Thanks for bringing in to Focus “Most people don’t know that they can choose a life, just choose a direction, a place or destination, and don’t stop till you get there. Even sailboats have to “tack” back and forth against the wind to get where they want to go.
I have wondered if all the time sailing, years ago, helped me establish the “Map” and follow it over 50 years ago.
Sailing is a sport that we “are in control”, making major decisions, and in spite of our Knowledge and experience we can be “put off course” by no fault of our own.
The key is knowing HOW to Get Back on Course.
Agree?

masterkeybrendaf - November 21, 2014 Reply

Thanks so much for sharing, and enjoy your new direction!

ferialk - November 21, 2014 Reply

George, thanks for reminding me to steer in the direction I want to go. Yes the cycle has been broken by me and I do have faith I am what I will to be.

gregjstrachan - November 21, 2014 Reply

Its so true – finding our “Compass” is integral – thanks to MKMMA….

marianmasterkey - November 22, 2014 Reply

George very good post. I agree with you that we should follow the compass, because we don’t have a choice to change the time. We have only so much time and that’s it. The compass direct us to our destination regardless time. So talking short we will get there or not in given time. You always get fantastic points of view. A few words right to the point and giving a lot to think. I will be watching your next posts. Keep going and have a peaceful weekend.

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