Steering Through Uncharted Waters

Long ago I read about a study on goal setting. This study revealed that the number one reason most people do NOT write down their goals is for fear of not achieving them.

The best acronym I’ve ever heard for fear is:

(F)alse (E)motions (A)ppearing (R)eal

Never let fear take you off course before you’ve even left the harbor!

It’s very easy—and normal—for a captain to get scared when entering uncharted waters. But this is your life—your ship—and if you want to get to your destination, you must sail on.

I use this analogy for some of my business coaching and of course it applies to every day life as well: when we get caught in life’s storm, fear begins to set in if we do not know how to handle the inclement weather. Great captains learn to chart their course and prepare as best as they can for the storms. They learn to use the wind to fill their sails, not destroy them.

You can learn to be a great captain of and for yourself. It will take more than a certified life coach to help get you there; it will take your time and your effort. Yet, honestly, it is no more time and/or effort than living a mediocre life. It’s up to you.

For you to make headway in your journey, you must be totally honest about where you are today. It serves no purpose to lie to yourself about where you currently are. You must understand that where you are now is only the result of past thinking and planning (or lack of either or both).

Give it some deep thought. This will helps you assess your physical, mental, and spiritual health to reach greatness in living the life of your dreams.

You can achieve new results if they are carefully thought through and monitored so your outcome is consistent with your desires and dreams. So what are you waiting for—anchors away! Time to allow the law of attraction to work for you!

 

Comments

  1. Thanks John for always freely sharing great tools, that leave it in our lap if we choose to use it and apply it. I appreciate you, and am always happy to point folks in your direction!

    t

  2. Thanks John for always freely sharing great tools, that leave it in our lap if we choose to use it and apply it. I appreciate you, and am always happy to point folks in your direction!

    t

  3. John,
    When you say: “Where you are right now is only the result of your past thinking” you are absolutely right. My life has changed so much for better in the past year. Your picture is on my vision board. I know we will meet somehow. Everytime I have a decision to make I ask myself, what would John do? And I just do it. Thanks !

  4. John,
    When you say: “Where you are right now is only the result of your past thinking” you are absolutely right. My life has changed so much for better in the past year. Your picture is on my vision board. I know we will meet somehow. Everytime I have a decision to make I ask myself, what would John do? And I just do it. Thanks !

  5. Folks, even though I have enjoyed (for all the good and bad) the most amazing life, probably in the top 2%, my life was changed forever working through ‘Having it All’. I consider John a best friend even though we haven’t even met yet (but soon will)! Smiles and best wishes to you John and thank you for helping people to be all they can be!

  6. Having never heard this acronym before today (f)alse (e)motions (a)ppearing (r)eal this is the second time today i have come upon it (spooky) I also agree taking a truthful look at where you are right now helps you decide in which direction you need to move

  7. Having never heard this acronym before today (f)alse (e)motions (a)ppearing (r)eal this is the second time today i have come upon it (spooky) I also agree taking a truthful look at where you are right now helps you decide in which direction you need to move

  8. John,
    Before talking to you yesterday I had a fear that it would be impossible to ever get my books published. You gave me a great resource and lots of hope so that now my writing is even more of a joy for me. Thanks so much.

  9. John,
    Before talking to you yesterday I had a fear that it would be impossible to ever get my books published. You gave me a great resource and lots of hope so that now my writing is even more of a joy for me. Thanks so much.

  10. Sheri Lileikis says:

    Actions truly speak louder than words. You are a perfect example of this. I am grateful for your “giving” attitude and actions. Your insights are a gift to all of us and received with open arms. Thank you for guiding me to make positive life/career changes.

  11. Sheri Lileikis says:

    Actions truly speak louder than words. You are a perfect example of this. I am grateful for your “giving” attitude and actions. Your insights are a gift to all of us and received with open arms. Thank you for guiding me to make positive life/career changes.

  12. John,
    Your inner being is reflected in your article. What you have learned in your life is the only source, you make things appear before others.
    A question wonders me and that is I want only happy experiences in my life and while I wish for some worldly stuffs, it ultimately ends up giving more dis-satisfaction and more greeds.
    I seek the love of divine and prays for peace and bliss. Isn’t it a great way to awakening ?

  13. John,
    Your inner being is reflected in your article. What you have learned in your life is the only source, you make things appear before others.
    A question wonders me and that is I want only happy experiences in my life and while I wish for some worldly stuffs, it ultimately ends up giving more dis-satisfaction and more greeds.
    I seek the love of divine and prays for peace and bliss. Isn’t it a great way to awakening ?

  14. John,
    I do really like your ideals from your website and books, I know action truly speak louder than words but I don’t have money and very good English skill ( I have been USA for four years ,I used to be very good sale person in China) but I have many goals and good ideals , how can I achieve these?

  15. John,
    I do really like your ideals from your website and books, I know action truly speak louder than words but I don’t have money and very good English skill ( I have been USA for four years ,I used to be very good sale person in China) but I have many goals and good ideals , how can I achieve these?