You Can’t Chart a Course if You Don’t Know Where You’re Going

You Can't Chart a Course if You Don't Know Where You're GoingWhen you think about your life five years from now, what do you see? If the picture is a little fuzzy, perhaps it’s because you’re not quite sure what you desire.

It’s easy to drift through life with no particular destination in mind. The problem with drifting is that, before long, you realize you’re not getting anywhere. Had enough? Ready to pull out your map and choose a destination? You can’t chart a course if you don’t know where you’re going.

With a sea of possibilities in front of you, how do you choose a direction? Start by pondering the answers to these four questions:

  • What do I value?
  • What would I like to experience?
  • How do I enjoy investing my energy: time, talents and money?
  • When I am old and looking back, what would I regret not having done?

For added inspiration, check out Bronnie Ware’s book, The Five Regrets of the Dying. Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog, which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book which became a runaway Hay House bestseller. Here’s the summary from her experience: 

  • I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  • I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  • I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  • I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  • I wish that I had let myself be happier.

What’s your greatest regret so far? What will you set out to change or achieve before you die?

Often, we only discover what matters after we are already “under sail.” No worries. Life is a process of setting out, adjusting your course and trusting yourself to find your personal True North. Be bold, pick a destination, hoist your sail, stay tuned to the Frequency and adjust your course as you receive further insight.

Your Source is excellent, limitless and reliable. Everything you need to manifest the life you dream of is at your disposal: quality, quantity and dependability. Dream big—you’re worth it!

P.S. For your convenience, in each week’s blog post I include a link to the recording of this week’s new episode from my VoiceAmerica Radio Show, Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! You may listen online or download to your PC, phone or other mp3 player to listen on the go. The download site also includes links to recordings of all past episodes as well as descriptions of future shows.
Episode #24 Recording 06/19/13 Using Your Intuition to Find Your Life Purpose
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About djwlifecoach

As a retired board-certified coach, author and Reiki master teacher, I continue to share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog and radio episodes help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more and access FREE resources at For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting, golfing and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane.
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