Life on the road is full of contrasts.
It’s both liberating, and lonely.
It’s isolating, and inspiring.
It’s movement of body met by stillness of mind…
You go so far, and see so much, but you learn the most about yourself.
World exploration leads to self discovery.
And the combination of experiences you mistakenly seek and mysteriously find lead you to exactly where you’re supposed to be…
I believe the magic happens within these contrasts.
You uncover everything in the intersections: passion, purpose, love…
You manifest your greatest self.
And then, just when the weight of the wander becomes a bit too much to bear… It’s time to go home.
The Middle of the journey is lonely.
No crowds like at the start.
No medals like at the finish.
No chanting or clapping or cheering.
No bands playing and no cars honking.
No sidelines streaming with supporters…
Just you. And your dream.
Alone in the center of your vision.
One foot in front of the other.
The quiet noise of your unnoticed breath, and the steady beat of your fully-focused steps, dancing together in perfectly imperfect rhythm.
It’s easy to burst out of the starting blocks, and exciting to race toward the finish line.
But the Middle is where the magic happens…
The Middle is where your muscles grow.
The Middle is where your dream takes shape.
The Middle is where you lose your way or confirm your direction.
The Middle is where you ask yourself the most honest, most painful of questions:
“Is it worth it?”
“How much further?”
“Should I stop?“….
The Middle is where you decide to keep going.
“Thank you God for this opportunity. Thank you God for the chance to create this dream.”
Good days or bad days, I begin and end every day with this simple bit of gratitude.
When we choose to live gratefully, we unlock our happiness, heighten our self-awareness and ignite our sense of urgency.
I’ve learned that the strongest arguments are made with the softest voice.
You don’t have to be loud to be powerful.
You don’t have to yell to prove a point.
You don’t have to debate, or dispute, or defend.
You just have to believe…
If YOU know it, and YOU believe it, no one can ever take it from you.
There’s no need to fight for something that’s already yours.
Believe it yourself.
Believe IN yourself.
And then, a whisper will do just fine.
If you hate your job, leave it.
If you have a vision, believe in it.
If you have an idea, start building it.
Don’t waste time waiting and wishing and wondering.
The first step is the hardest. Take it.
And then, no matter how many times that unknown road smacks you in the face, keep going…
You’ll be amazed at where you end up.