Change first happens in my mind, and
then it happens in my life. Itís impossible to make a positive change
without first changing the way I think.
I am the only one who can change my life, because I am the only one who
can change the way I think.
I need to change my mind about many things.
When I look at my limitations, I need to change my mind. When I look at
my failures, I need to change my mind. When I look at the past, I need
to change my mind. When I look at the present, I need to change my
mind. When I look at the future, I need to change my mind.
I can change my mind about any area of my life. It doesnít matter if
the change is large or small. Regardless of its size or direction,
change still first happens in my mind. When I change the way I think,
itís only a matter of time before change happens in my life.
Copyright © 2013
For twenty-eight years, I have lived, traveled, worked, and cruised
outside the USA.
My global adventures have sometimes been a source of confusion to my
family and friends. Some of them have even suggested that I have wasted
large segments of my life. After all, if I had gone mainstream
professionally, I could have been rich - maybe even famous.
They are probably right. I could have been rich and famous, but I also
would have been miserable, maybe even depressed, because I would not
have been living my dreams.
I worked as an eye surgeon for eleven years in Saudi Arabia, and then I
went sailing around the world with my family on my small yacht. When I
stopped doing ophthalmology and started living my cruising dreams, many
of my professional friends acted like I fell off a horse and hit my
head. They thought I was throwing everything away when I moved on to
They had a problem with their vision. They had a form of inner
blindness that prevented them from seeing my dreams. To them, it looked
like I was wandering, even lost.
Well, I have news for all the naysayers, disbelievers, and critics.
Even though I am wandering, I am not lost. I am on course, and I am
exactly where I want to be, because I am living my dreams.
In one of my books (unpublished) I have a term that I use to describe a
group of clueless people; I call them the Life Long Disoriented. These
folks don't know who they are, and they don't know where they are going.
They are adrift on the ocean of life.
I am not a member of the Life Long Disoriented because I know exactly
who I am. I am Captain Dave, circumnavigator of planet earth. I am
Landroverman, an expert in expeditionary travel in Land Rover
Defenders. I am Dr. Dave, a flying doctor with the Indian Health
Service flying out to Indian reservations to deliver health care in
Arizona. I am also a speaker, writer, podcaster, webmaster, and
I also know where I am going. I am traveling in the direction of my
dreams. Wherever my dreams take me, that's where I will end up.
Although it may look like I am wandering, I definitely am not lost. I
have been living my life on purpose for the past 59 years, and I plan to
continue living the same way.
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is that if you
aren't living your dreams, you are wasting your life. So go ahead.
Live your dreams. You'll be glad that you did.