You Are at the Helm of your Journey

Last Update: July 16, 2018

YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOUR DESTINY!

Positive thoughts of how you would like your success to play out is putting yourself at the helm. You are the one responsible for directing your own course. Steering clear of the obstacles is all part of your journey. However, when you hit them, you learn and continue on in a better direction!

YOU ARE THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP!

Picture yourself as the captain of your own ship. You give all the orders, navigate the course to your destination, make all the decisions, contemplate upcoming storms and steer your ship, standing at the helm.

Visualize sailing to your destiny in smooth and sometimes choppy waters, with endless miles between you and success. Every mile traveled brings you closer and closer. Staying on course is difficult, but you do it anyway!

Laying out the map ahead gives you direction. Looking far off in the distance makes your thoughts drift to the arrival---when you dock at success!

YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY!

You are in charge, in command, in control, in the driver's seat, being completely responsible and in authority. You call all the shots and are running the show, holding the reins, in the saddle.

So, make proper and wise decisions, always looking forward to the prize. All too often, when your mind goes adrift in a different and unfamiliar direction, you question your ability to reach your goal.

You wouldn't stop your ship in the middle of uncharted waters---but would continue on no matter what! In the ocean, your life would depend on it!

LET'S TALK A LITTLE HISTORY, SHALL WE?!

In 1492, Explorer Christopher Columbus left Spain to begin one of the roughest journeys know to man. Traveling with three ships across the Atlantic, he ventured out to try to find a water route from Europe to Asia. However, he was unsuccessful.


But that wasn't the end of his quest! Instead of accomplishing what he set out to do, he came upon the Americas purely by accident and colonized the people who lived there. This developed a route to America, constituting hundreds of years into the future of transatlantic trade.

Columbus' determination and skill made him one of the greatest explorers of all time. His accomplishments in life served him well.

What if he had given up or had not attempted his voyage?

When admitting defeat, he pressed forward and accomplished an even GREATER feat!---An achievement that required a great amount of courage, skill and strength!

SO, WHAT DOES THIS TELL YOU?

Don't give into defeat!---Press on, no matter what! You may just surprise yourself and accomplish more than you set out to do!

ONE LAST THOUGHT.

Just remember that HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF!!!

PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS POST TO SPREAD THE HISTORY!

Erin :)!

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tobocrs Premium
How do you keep doing this? Writing 3-400 word blogs, three, four times a day! Astounding!
And there's lots of research here!
No wonder you're so far along on your challenge. I swear I will take courage from your dedication, and write a blog myself today!
Hold me to it! Shame me mercilessly if you don't see it here tomorrow!
Tim
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herinnelson Premium
Ha ha, Tim!! I simply LOVE to write---everything and anything that comes to mind! I will be focusing more on writing these kinds of posts for my $50,000 Personal Case Study site now, and posting the Tasks I've taken to create it here.

I look forward to reading your post tomorrow!!

Erin :)!
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tobocrs Premium
You may have noticed: didn't happen! I got busy, still with family stuff, and never finished it. Still haven't gone back to it, and we leave for another 10 days on Sunday!
No excuses, it's just not the right time for me.
Another issue is that, unlike you, I don't love writing. I still look on it as a chore. Yes, I know, I'm glib and casual and sometimes even humorous in my writing, but I'm not --- What do I say? Fluid? At ease?
Talking about it (OK, writing about it) makes me realize that it comes, like so many issues, from an over-critical father who, not too coincidentally, was a writer. What was that, Dr. Freud? Sorry I must have missed it....
OK, you've got me curious, now: can I learn to overcome all that growing-up, childhood crap? Can I learn to love writing, too? I do enjoy expressing myself, and being clever and creative, so I think the answer may wind up being "Yes"
Jeez, for somebody who doesn't love to write.....
Thanks, Erin, for getting me thinking about this. I'll use my 11 days away to see if an attitude adjustment is in order!
Tim
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herinnelson Premium
OK, Tim---I'm just sitting here reading your "writing"--of how you don't like to write. Are you even aware that you just put a lot of emotion and heart into what you just wrote? That is all writing is---what you feel inside, whether it's the uneasiness of your childhood circumstances, finding the right time, or the frustration of writing itself. It is all how you express yourself and what you want to get across. You see, you CAN do it!

Erin :)!
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tobocrs Premium
You're much too sweet.... Thank you, Erin; this is why YOU're so successful: your insight and reflexive support. I fervently want you to remain in my network; frequent contact is also prescribed!
Thanks, again, Erin, for being who you are!
Tim
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herinnelson Premium
Encouragement is the key ingredient here---glad to offer mine to you, Tim! Thanks for your kindness! See you around again, and again, and again, etc.!!

Erin :)!
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MessyJess Premium
Excellent as always, Erin :D
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Jessie! XOXO It needed to be heard. :)!
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HalimNajm Premium
Nice blog
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Halim! Glad you enjoyed it!

Erin :)!
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Sherylwan Premium
Thank you again for the lovely blog. Once again you did it! straight to my heart!

Cheers,
Sheryl
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herinnelson Premium
Awwww, thanks, my new good friend! XOXO

Erin :)!
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dchapman3 Premium
All great explorers had the courage to stay the course and not listen to the nay Sayers.

This is what we do at WA!

Believe in yourself!
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herinnelson Premium
Precisely! Brilliant thoughts, Donald! Think of where the world would be, or wouldn't be, without their determination and flair for the unseen! Thanks for your input! :)!

Erin :)!
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jchapman203 Premium
Thank you for the time you took to encourage me! I love that you have reminded me of the history people of people who didn’t give up before me:
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herinnelson Premium
You're quite welcome, Jordan! I felt we needed to be reminded of the great past influencers, since we are the great ones of the future! So happy to connect with you, my new friend!

Erin :)!
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CarolMeador Premium
Like Columbus, I better keep on keepin on?
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herinnelson Premium
Ha ha, Carol! Our work here somehow seems easier now! lol
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CarolMeador Premium
At least we don't have to worry about falling off the edge of the world!
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Steven-A Premium
Uh, sometimes like Columbus you can stumble upon success. And a little revisionist history doesn't hurt either. :)
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herinnelson Premium
I LOVE YOUR REPLY, Steven! "Stumbling upon success" is the perfect description! The accomplishments of the past greats makes our work here seem easier, and our success more visible!!
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dlinz Premium
Thnks..for the motivation..should make my day a little easier..to complete my "things to do today list"..thnks again..have a great day!!
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herinnelson Premium
So happy to contribute to that, David! Doesn't this post make you feel you can accomplish anything! lol
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dlinz Premium
It sure does...thks
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herinnelson Premium
Yayyy! :)!
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Hallo ERIN
Well Said.. Thanx for sharing . Much Appreciated
Blessings
David
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herinnelson Premium
My distinct pleasure, David! I love to write---and Historic triumphs are right up my alley! History repeats itself! Hey, I'm going to add that to the end of my post!
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AJunTan Premium
Hey Erin! Wow thanks for posting and sharing, it made me keep on google translate to check the meaning of each deeper word in it! But I would still keep on reading, what a great point to discuss!

We are the captain Erin! :)
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Captain AJun! I do the very same thing, keeping Google on hand for word searches! LOL! Happy you enjoyed reading it!

Captain Erin :)!
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newmarketpro Premium
That's inspiring piece Erin. Yes, we are all the captain who has the helm to steer our own direction and destiny.
Thank you for the motivation.

:)
Joe
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herinnelson Premium
Absolutely, Captain Joe! So happy you "navigated" by!

Erin :)!
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