Sep 30, 2020
Don’t Wait for the Winds to Change in Your Life
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind
that determines which way you will go…Jim Rohn
What does this mean?
This is very applicable to today…
You may be feeling like everything is pushing you around in
life right now.
You may feel like life is happening “to you” rather
than “for you”.
Maybe you feel like you can’t catch a break.
Maybe you feel like you are not making progress.
Or Maybe you just feel “not in control” of
the direction you are moving.
Let me use a couple analogies to help you realize
…You have more control than you think you have over your
life and direction.
Story about Sailing...
I am not a sailor but I heard an interesting story the
Most people know and could manage to sail in
the direction of the wind.
However, an experienced sailor knows that it doesn’t matter
if there is wind or the direction it is blowing.
An experienced sailor can navigate any direction regardless of
the wind’s direction.
In fact, they can even said “against the
They know that it is the “set of the sail” not
the “direction of the wind” that takes them in their
This is a huge example of the difference between someone being
blown around in life and someone that learns
to navigate life in the direction they want to go.
Another really cool example and probably suggestion comes
from this story…
Its a Story about “Ancient Sailors”..
Ancient sailors used to travel the northern seas and would
notice something crazy…
This was very early and before we new much about icebergs and
the science associated with them.
The sailors would be sailing through the cold waters and
moving in the direction of the wind.
They would notice these massive ice bergs and be baffled by
the fact that they were moving in the opposite direction of the
Any guess as to why?…
It's because most of us know now that 90% of the
size and mass of an iceberg is below water.
We have also learned that the deep ocean currents (below the
surface) dont travel in teh direction of the wind. They
sometimes travel in the opposite direction.
But, because the mass of the iceberg is far below the
surface, it travel in the direction of the
This is an excellent example of what we can do in our lives to
change our direction.
You see when you establish deep “currents” in your
life…like value, goals, passion, direction...
When you establish deep currents (values) in your life,
they will carry you through, against or opposite the
What does this mean for you?…
It doesn’t matter what is going
on “around” you.
It doesn’t matter what other people think.
What really matters is what’s going on “inside” you…your
You need to learn to ground yourself in your values, goals and
You need to be prepared before life “happens”, so you can
handle it when it does.
How can you change your direction despite the winds in your
Learn to focus on your perspective not the situations.
Stop Focusing on the wind and circumstances.
Surround Yourself with Positive Influences
Focus on Key Daily Rituals
These are my main suggestions for you to implement, but I
want you to know that I believe you can steer the direction of your
life if you truly focus on it. You DO have what it takes.
You are given everything you need to create and change
the winds in your life.
And remember…it's never too late to start living the life
you WANT to live.
George Wright III