Blog #4 – The Adjusting of Sails

March 5, 2017.
A Sunday.

There is a quote by James Dean that I absolutely love, and it reads as follows:

“I can’t change the direction of
the wind, but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination”

And since I arrived here in Bali there hasn’t been a day without some adjusting going on.

And that’s ok.

In fact, it’s more than ok.

I love it.

Because every time you are forced to adjust, you prime your mind into realizing that adjusting isn’t the end of the world. You become more resilient to the negative thoughts that arise from not getting your way or things not being what you envisioned. And you build your confidence as you go. It sucks at the time, but afterwards… If you take the time to appreciate the growth, it’s an amazing feeling. Because now you have raised the bar of your tolerance of what you can endure while still keeping yourself on track. And it is stuff like that, that in the end will make you invincible. Because it really is as Confucius said:

“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go
as long as you don’t stop”

And raising the level of what you can put up with while still keeping a positive and motivated mind, is a powerful way of preventing that full stop.

I know this type of thinking sounds a bit crazy to a lot of people, but for those of us who are really chasing life, being able to get closer to our goals every day, is… Everything. Because we know how little it takes for that amazing vision of ours’ to become more and more translucent, until it is no longer there at all.

And you wake up and wonder what impossible dream you’ve been chasing all these years.

Ok, this turned out to be a bit of a quoty blog. But that only shows that these quotes aren’t just empty words; they are all small but important parts of the great puzzle.

And that’s why I love them.

I wish you happy sailing.

And thank you for reading,

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