I can change any area of my life. I am
not a finished product; I am a work in progress.
I am not a prisoner of my past, and the past is not a predictor of my
future. I will not carry the burden of past failures and limitations
with me into the future.
I can change any area of my life, because I can change the way I think.
Change may occur slowly and imperceptibly at first, nevertheless, I know
itís happening. Whenever I change the way I think, change is bound to
happen. I am not trapped or helpless.
Every new beginning creates a new ending. When I make a small change, I
move in a new direction, and the outcome of my life changes as well.
Each new beginning sows the seeds of a new life. I have an infinite
number of lives that I can live, and nothing is unchangeable. Each
time that I make a new start, I make a new life with a new ending.
I donít accept the lie that change is impossible. I can be what I want
to be and do what I want to do. I will achieve excellence in my life.
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On November 18, 1921, Harry Pidgeon sailed out of Los Angeles harbor
bound for the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia in a 34 foot yawl
named Islander. He had just spent eighteen months and one-thousand
dollars building Islander on the beach with his own hands, and he was
now ready to sail to the south seas and around the world. Islander
carried 630 square feet of canvas and had no engine.
Harry made a single-handed circumnavigation on Islander, and then he
wrote a book about his adventures. He sums his voyage up with the
following modest understatement.
"I avoided adventure as much as
possible. Just the same, any landsman who builds his own vessel and
sails alone around the world will certainly meet with some adventures,
so I shall offer no apology for my voyage. Those days were the freest
and happiest of my life."
In 1932, Pidgeon set off an a second five year circumnavigation on board
Islander. After completing the second circumnavigation, he eventually
met a woman, got married, and in 1947 at the age of 73, he set off an a
third circumnavigation with his new wife. Unfortunately, he lost his
boat in the New Hebrides to a typhoon.
Undaunted, he built a new yawl, but died at the age of eighty-one before
he could set sail for new adventures.
If Harry Pidgeon was alive today, I wonder what he would do?
I suspect he would do exactly what he did before. He would construct a
strong and seaworthy small yacht and then set sail. I'm pretty sure he
wouldn't climb on board a treadmill and spend years saving money so he
could purchase an expensive yacht. He would simply build an
uncomplicated yacht from the keel up.
For Harry Pidgeon, a yacht wasn't a fashion statement. Instead, it was
a dream machine that took him around the world. It wasn't about the
yacht; it was about freedom, happiness, and adventure.
When you set sail on the ocean of your dreams, like Harry Pidgeon, you
may try to avoid adventure as much as possible. Nevertheless, adventure
is a by-product of living your dreams, and when you set sail, you can be
sure that adventure isn't far behind.
I don't know how many years I have left, but in the time that remains, I
intend to finish well. I am going to make a difference in the
lives of the people I meet
I am a purveyor of dreams and an encourager, and I will send a message of
hope around the world with my websites and books.
You have been warned. I will do my best to rock your world.