I travel often and rely on my GPS to get me places. To make this work, I need to listen to the directions it gives me. If I am preoccupied with a conversation, daydreaming, or listening to books on tape, I may be too distracted to follow my GPS instructions. Afterall, I, not my GPS, is steering the car. So if I miss a turn or turn incorrectly this isn’t the fault of my GPS. When I plug in my destination, my GPS is programmed to get me there.
We all come equipped with an internal GPS. When we plug specific goals into our GPS, it gives us directions to reach these goals.
If you decide you want to lose ten pounds, your internal GPS will navigate directions to lose it. Sometimes revealing itself as a tiny inner voice, your GPS will whisper to you throughout the day.
For example, while ordering lunch at a local fast food restaurant, it’s your inner GPS whispering “You should have a salad” . The problem is, you’re steering your life. So, you can heed your inner GPS directions or blow it off and order a double cheeseburger with a large fry and a malt. You remain in charge, afterall.
When you plunk down onto your couch at the end of a workday, your inner GPS might suggest you hit the treadmill. Once again, the directions are there but the choice remains yours.
Our inner GPS is set up to get us to our goals. If we want a better relationship with our child or spouse it will give us directions to get there. If we want to quit smoking or drinking alcohol our inner GPS is ready to help. If you have career goals and aspirations, plug them in and you will be on your way…
…as long as you listen, and heed the directions it gives.