Your compass, your journey
Metaphors can be powerful, especially when they create an emotional connection, and the image of the compass does that for me. When I see an image of an old, weathered compass, my mind is flooded with thoughts of intrepid explorers discovering new locales, breathtaking views, and pivotal, life-changing experiences. Perhaps the word that best describes that overwhelming bundle of emotions for me is:
Imagine planning a cross-country journey to wherever your heart desires and then picture the detailed steps in mapping your journey and then printing every direction on a sheet (or a dozen sheets) of paper. Sounds exciting, right? Now imagine that instead of having a static list of rote directions, you hold a compass in one hand and a detailed, tattered map in the other. All of a sudden not only can you get to your final destination, but you now have the tools that enable you to get there by whatever route your heart desires:
To make your journey truly unique, wonderful, and awe-inspiring.
The vast majority of us approach our lives very similar to the first approach above. We search for rote directions, supposed “tried and true” diets and supplements, pills, and so-called “magical” exercise routines. When we need to lose ten pounds, we ask questions like, “what’s the best diet to use?”, or “which specific foods do I need to avoid for the next six weeks?” or “how many times a week should I do cardio?”. I’m here to tell you there is a better way and that better way:
Can only come from inside you.
The best journeys are those that reflect us as individuals; they reflect and embody our emotional makeup and unique challenges, personal desires, strengths, weaknesses, and limitations. And this is precisely what this space is all about: equipping you with your own unique compass that you can use to design a wonderful journey for yourself to better fitness, nutrition, and unlimited gratitude.
The journey is on.