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Power Up Passages

Are We There Yet?
December 10, 2002.

I would like you to paint a relatively easy picture in your mind. Imagine for a moment that you have just finished loading your family and luggage into the car in preparation of making a five hundred mile trip to grandma's house in another state. With everyone safe and secure, you pull out of your driveway and embark on your journey.

Before you even reach your own city's outskirts, you hear that all too familiar question from one of your children in the back seat, "Are we almost there?" A few more miles down the road another small voice from the back seat asks, "Are we almost there?" Over and over again you are asked what seems at least a million times, "Are we almost there?" and "Are we there yet?"

Although it does get a bit aggravating when you are repeatedly asked the same questions over and over again, you know you shouldn't get mad at your kids. After all, they are excited about going to grandma's house and they are ready to get there as soon as possible. They are not interested in the trip, they are just interested in getting there.

Are we really any different as adults? Sometimes we act just like that restless child in the back seat who grows incessantly weary and increasingly impatient on the long drive to grandma's house. We too occasionally seem disinterested in making the trip, we just want to get there and we want to get there as soon as possible.

This "right here, right now" mindset isn't necessarily bad, since all winners possess a definitive sense of urgency about them. But winners have also learned to enjoy the trip along the way. They have found that the trip to the top can be just as exciting as actually getting there.

You and I should learn to enjoy all of the good times and special moments each day provides. Our trip to the top can and should be a fun trip, an exciting trip and a rich and rewarding trip. We need to let go, lighten up and have a great day each and every day.

We will get there and get there better than ever when we learn to enjoy the fabulous scenery along the way.


The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
Henry Ward Beecher

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.
Saint Francis De Sales

Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
Thomas Henry Huxley

If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.

Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.
Norman Vincent Peale

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Author: Greg Hickman


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