Captain James Cook and the Endeavor sailed into the unknown. He voyaged into remote regions of the Pacific Ocean where Europeans had never traveled before.
In our voyage into the unknown, I am exploring the world of positive thinking.
My ambition is to not only take positive thinking father than it has gone before, but to take it as far as it is possible to go.
That's my master plan. I want to go as far as it is possible to go.
Steve Jobs said, "For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."
Change is the essence of growth and progress.
The essence of failure and stagnation is to do the same thing relentlessly from the cradle to the grave.
You don't live 365 days a year. You live the same day 365 times.
What would you do today if you knew that you could not fail, and if it was the last day of your life? What is preventing you from doing it? Every day should be lived with purpose and intention.
That's my master plan. I want live with purpose and intention for 365 different days a year.
James Michener was stationed in the South Pacific in World War II. He chronicled the events of the Pacific war, and in the process, he survived several airplane crashes.
After walking away from the last crash, he made a momentous decision. He decided that he would live the rest of his life as if he was a great person.
Michener's decision is a guiding principle for those who want to live their dreams.
I have decided that I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will live as if my dreams are possible, and I will work each day to make them happen.
That's my master plan. I will live as if I am a great person.
When everything goes wrong, you discover who you are. You have a defining moment.
It's human nature to want everything to be easy. We want to be born with a silver spoon in our mouth, we want mountains of difficulty to move out of the way just by waving our hands, and we feel like we deserve to win the lottery.
But even if all those things happened we would not be content.
Happiness and contentment are not the result of an easy life or based on outward circumstances. Instead, they are an inner thing. They come from the way we run our mind, and the way we define ourselves when everything goes wrong.
If you don't face challenges, and if things don't go wrong frequently, something is wrong. You are not really living. You are drifting. You are alive in name only.
It's time to get in the arena and engage life head on. It's time for things to go wrong so you can discover what you are made of and who you are. It's time to have a defining moment.
Theodore Roosevelt understood defining moments. He wrote:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Life is full of battles, and each one is a defining moment.
We must be committed to remaining positive in the defining moments of life.
When you are fully engaged in the human experience you discover that there are no ordinary moments. Every moment is a defining moment.
That's my master plan. I will make every moment into a defining moment in my destiny.
1. I will be guilty of living my dreams.
2. I will take positive thinking as far as it is possible to go.
3. I will live each day as if it is my last.
4. I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person.
5. I will live as if their are no ordinary moments. I will make every moment into a defining moment.
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The Red Sea Chronicles is a one hour and twenty-two minute feature film showing their adventures as Exit Only sails through Pirate Alley in the Gulf of Aden and up the Red Sea. The professional footage documents their experiences in Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, and the Suez Canal. It chronicles the rigors of traveling in a remote section of the world rarely visited by cruisers. Exit Only dodges Yemeni pirates, fights a gale and sand storms in the Bab al Mandeb at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The crew explores deserted islands on the western shores of the Red Sea, and learns to check the cruising guides for land mines before venturing ashore.
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