Are You Navigating Life with a Map or a Compass?

personal development stoicism May 11, 2018
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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ― Marcus Aurelius

In an age that seems to reward certainty and confidence, it's tempting to look for a map. The shortest, fastest, and easiest way to get where you want to go (or worse, where others think you should want to go).

The problem with maps is they can only take you where others have already been. They can't reveal the best course for you. Only a compass can do that.

Maps require obedience. Compasses cultivate empowerment.

Employing a compass over a map requires curiosity and courage. A willingness to learn as you go. It allows for course correction and tacking. The compass invites adventure and fellow travelers.

Are you trying to find your way or follow someone else's? Do you need a map or a compass?

Keep flying higher!


Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.

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