Re-design Who You Are

When we decide to make a change in our life, one of the things we have to take into account is the direction we plan to go. Jim Rohn calls this “the set of the sail”. We can’t change the wind (life’s circumstances, the events) but we can change the set of the sail, to direct our lives in the direction of our choosing.

This is what Jim says…

In the process of living, the winds of circumstances blow on us all in an unending flow that touches each of our lives.…

What guides us to different destinations in life is determined by the way we have chosen to set our sail. The way that each of us thinks makes the major difference in where each of us arrive. The major difference is the set of the sail.

The same circumstances happen to us all. We have disappointments and challenges. We all have reversals and those moments when, in spite of our best plans and efforts, things just seem to fall apart.…In the final analysis, it is not what happens that determines the quality of our lives, it is what we choose to do when we have struggled to set the sail and then discover, after all of our efforts, that the wind has changed directions.

When the winds change, we must change. We must struggle to our feet once more and reset the sail in the manner that will steer us toward the destination of our own deliberate choosing. The set of the sail, how we think and how we respond, has a far greater capacity to destroy our lives than any challenges we face. How quickly and responsibly we react to adversity is far more important than the adversity itself. Once we discipline ourselves to understand this, we will finally and willingly conclude that the great challenge of life is to control the process of our thinking.

Learning to reset the sail with the changing winds rather than permitting ourselves to be blown in a direction we did not purposely choose requires the development of a whole new discipline. It involves going to work on establishing a powerful, personal philosophy that will help to influence in a positive way all that we do and that we think and decide. If we can succeed in this worthy endeavor, the result will be a change in the course of our income, lifestyle and relationships, and in how we feel about the things of value as well as the times of challenge. If we can alter the way we perceive, judge and decide upon the main issues of life, then we can dramatically change our lives.

To Your Success,

Jim Rohn

Extracted excerpt from the book The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle by Jim Rohn

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So in conclusion, to re-design who we are takes daily, methodical, purposeful effort. That’s what it takes to “re-wire” yourself (so to speak).

We can take back our life if we make an over-deliberate effort towards change and discipline.

If we create an appetite for change, for self-discipline. Then when the winds blow, you will be in control and will direct “your ship” (your life) in the direction of your choosing.

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