As I write the title to this, it occurs to me I have most likely used it as a title in the past… I say that because the idea of the undiscovered or unknown appeals to me very core as a human being. And also, because it happens to be the title of my favorite Star Trek movie.
Either way, it is going to be recycled by me today.
As I think towards the future, I wonder what it brings for me… for my family. Many of us wonder this same thing. We wonder what comes next for us? What does this year hold in store? What can we expect to get/do this year? Where will our jobs/careers take us over the next year? What will our families be like? Some of these questions are easily answered, or at least an answer to them is easily inferred. But others of them, we may never know the answers.
As I look ahead of me, I see many thins ahead. I see a future with almost limitless possibilities. I see a road ahead of me that is untraveled and unknown. I see a horizon of possibilities and a future without restraint.
What holds me, or us for that matter, from achieving what we want or what we see possible? This is not some self-help, happy-ending, health & wealth theology. This is a practical questioning of what is holding me back from reaching the goals or desires I set ahead of me? It is encouraging you to ask the same question of yourself.
Commitment. Discipline. Follow through. If you read my last post, you will undoubtedly know I admitted to lacking the follow through to make my dreams reality. What can I do to change this? I’m not sure I know the answer to that.
I bet it begins with envisioning a future where I follow through. I bet it starts with a dream of an Eli who not only dreams the dreams, but he makes the dreams reality.
What does the undiscovered country, the untraveled road look like ahead of me? It looks strangely similar to a vision of an Eli who not only dreams the dreams but he goes beyond the dream to a practical application of the dreams to make them reality.
What does that look like? Hopefully, it looks very different than the road behind me.