Archive for March 2013

One Voice

March 14, 2013

Captain hatWhen on a boat, there is one voice that has priority over all others. That is the Captain’s. This person is in charge of the boat at all times. On our boat, my husband is the Captain. He is in charge of the decisions on the boat and I need to follow through on something when it is required – no ego, no delay. This assures the safety of the boat and of us. Because when you are on the water, navigating in the marina, docking the boat – safety matters.

We have all sorts of voices you listen to when you are making decisions. That lingering voice from your teacher who told you that you will never do well in math, no matter how hard you worked at it. The jeering voices of playmates that told you that you couldn’t run very fast, even though you tried your best. The taunting voice of a professor who told you that you would never learn a subject, even though you were very interested in it and spent a lot of time studying.

What would it be like if you had one voice that you listened to for your major course plotting and route changes? What would it be like if you always knew which voice to listen to? What would it be like if you always knew who was in charge?

You can know which voice to listen to. It is the one inside your head, giving you the proper directions. You control what happens when you set sail on your journey. You control what happens when you choose to change course. You control which marina you stop at and how long you stay.

You are the captain of your destination. Listen to that captain’s voice — and enjoy your journey.