"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." — Marcel Proust
It's said that after Columbus discovered the new world there were those around him that said anyone could have done what he had done. Columbus simply replied: "That is certainly true, but no one else did!"
Whatever is possible in this world, there are many people who are able and empowered to do those things, but the truth is that most people fail to act on the possibilities that surround them.
When faced with a myriad of amazing possibilities, you have the choice to ignore them or to explore them. If you feel called to a journey of discovery then I encourage you to ask these 3 important questions:
"Can you do it" is a confidence question. It means, do you currently have the skills and talents necessary to do what it is you wish to do?
"Should you do it" is a moral and value judgment question. Is it ethical and a valuable use of your time?
"Will you do it" is a motivation and courage question. Do you want it bad enough, even it means overcoming your fears?
Whatever it is that you feel called to explore today, I encourage you to not ignore these promptings. Instead, ask these 3 important questions to put your dreams and goals to the test.
Jonas Cain is an educator, facilitator, and coach, working to engage, empower, and encourage leaders and the people they serve to experience joy.