sweetMonica.jpg (136034 bytes)Course Corrections

Monica and I were out walking and up ahead I spied an unleashed dog roaming about. The dog was quite a bit bigger that our 15 pound Lhasa Apso so I quickly changed our morning route. Have you ever thought about how often we make course corrections in our life? For example I had planned on running more this year and cycling less; however I noticed my knees were hurting when I increased my running training. Once I started spinning and riding again while running less my knees felt better. I made a simple course correction.

Itís easy to make a small course correction especially when havenít invested a lot of time or money along the way. Last weekend Kellyís friend Danielle was visiting and shared with us that by changing her college major and attending a different school she would lose about two years worth of credits. Thatís a costly course correction. On the other hand, what if she had not changed? What would it cost to spend a lifetime in a field that she wasnít passionate about? I suppose the earlier you notice that you need to change the better.

thoughtful.jpg (1598296 bytes)Hereís the interesting thing about life: most of it is not permanent. We have so many opportunities to change. Thatís great news! It means for the most part if there is something I am not happy about, I have the power to make a difference. All that is required is that we look; take a look at the course we are on, where itís headed and consistently monitor our direction. How about you, have you monitored your course lately?

ďYour time is limited, so donít waste it living someone elseís life. Donít be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other peopleís thinking. Donít let the noise of otherís opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs