Hey all, hope everyone had a great Easter Sunday (and Monday), mine was pretty good. Anyway, I did some thinking over the weekend and thought this episodic musing should focus on something I always have kept as a sort of “mantra” throughout my life. Enjoy.
Musings Episode 56: Remember Where You Came From
Anyone recognize the screenshot from this movie? If you do, comment below…it’d be cool to see who else knows 🙂
But that’s not the movie I’m on about in this post…in fact, this weekend I watched The Drifter –
…a film where Rob Machado just kind of gets away from it all. Tries to get back to his roots. Tries to get back to what surfing was all about. Overall a really chill but powerful film – with one of the best soundtracks to date.
A lot of times so many people get caught up in the things they’re doing on an ongoing basis, and in turn quite often forget where they came from. Think about this for a second – and I know – usually telling someone to “remember where they came from” is something that’s assimilated to saying such things to a person who’s at the top, made it, etc…basically become successful.
While it’s true, when you become successful you should always remember where you came from…but let’s not forget that this can also be applied to people heading to their desired destination, goal, or purpose.
Because of the fact most people do have jobs, it can be easy to forget why you’re working that job if you have a goal for your life. Funny thing about jobs is they can get you into a rhythm, or “rut” so to speak if you’re not careful. You forget why you’re doing the job, and just end up going after the money…and feeling lost or aimless. This is where you’ve gotta find your center again.
Not that anyone can blame you – it’s a cycle. It’s called getting into a “comfort zone,” and not the healthy kind…because getting into that kind of comfort zone can make you forget what you were originally going after.
Sticking to getting what you really want though, can sometimes be a lonely road. If you want it bad enough, you’ll understand this – because nothing, and I do mean nothing can stop you from acquiring it. Not people’s criticism. Not temporary defeat. Nothing. You’ve gotta get to the point where in the words of Napoleon Hill it’s an “obsession.”
This is what I mean when I say remember where you came from. Remember where you started. Remember why you started. No matter how long ago it was, how lonely it felt, or how seemingly insignificant it may have felt at that time, never lose sight of the vision.
Remember where you came from…and you’ll remember where you’re going.
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