Often, we dream of the destination(s) we desire – places we want to go.
We have great expectations of delightsome experiences; what the future holds for us.
Here are a FEW INSIGHTS that can help you as you DRIVE toward your DREAM DESTINATION:
KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING or stay connected to someone who does.
If you don’t know where you’re going, you won’t be able to get the right directions, neither will you know when you get there.
COUNT THE TRUE COST of the journey.
The cost starts with what you’ll be leaving behind by forging ahead. It also includes what it will take to get through the whole journey- time, energy, money, fuel, spare tyres, till fares, traffic delays etc.
ASK THOSE WHO’VE GONE AHEAD if that dream destination is what it really looks like to you and if the journey is truly worth it. Some destinations look so attractive until you get there and you go “Is this it?” or until you get there with blood trails and gashes and you find it thoroughly distasteful.
MAKE ANY NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS based on the intelligence you’ve gathered
You don’t have to take one person’s report as the complete truth but other people’s perspectives can help you make psychological, or lifestyle adjustments necessary for a great journey. Also, you may choose not to embark on the journey again.
IF YOU’RE GOING, GO.
Embark on the journey. Your life shouldn’t be a never-ending rehearsal for greatness. Don’t keep talking about starting this and doing that. You’ll never be 100% ready before the trip because some of the prep you need will happen as you go.
START WITH ENOUGH RESOURCES to take you to the next probable place where you can get enough resources to take you to the next phase.
You don’t need to get all the money, goodwill and fuel for the whole journey even though that will be great. However, have enough to successfully complete the first part so you can leverage your progress for the next part of the journey.
SET OUT AS EARLY AS YOU CAN to avoid unnecessary delays on the journey.
You may not have as much time as you’d like to think. It’s better to arrive much earlier than anticipated than not to arrive at all.
GET IN THE APPROPRIATE VEHICLE
You won’t get to the moon by riding a “Danfo” bus and you won’t get to the top of Mount Everest by riding a bike. Get in or on the appropriate vehicle for the destination you desire. Some tools may be good in one level and be totally irrelevant on your next phase. You May need to change vehicles as you go. It all depends on the nature of your journey.
KEEP ON MOVING
Nobody arrives at their destination by just sitting in the car or standing on a skateboard.
You have to keep on moving. There’ll be many things that will rise to stop you or come up in the middle of your journey but don’t be deterred, take the next step. You May need a brief break but don’t let any break lead to your break down.
OBSERVE THE RULES
Notice, I said OBSERVE. You may not need to OBEY all the rules because some rules are indeed outdated or may have a different interpretation based on your location. In some countries, you drive on the right side of the road. In others, you drive on the left. Be compliant but also be flexible enough to work with the corresponding regulations of different places and know when to negotiate a different protocol that may grant you an exemption from limiting rules.
PASTOR DAMI OLUWATOYINBO IS A DYNAMIC SPEAKER, INSIGHTFUL WRITER, PERSONAL-TRANSFORMATION EXPERT, CORPORATE TRAINER AND PASTOR AT KINGS.