Yesterday, I posted about taking pictures from a kayak and the similarities between that and doing anything cool and great in life. As I was writing that post, another parallel occurred to me.
At one point, while I had the camera up to my eye, I slowly drifted away from what I was taking pictures of. I was so focused on the composition and trying to get the shot that I didn't realize that I was drifting away until I pulled my eye away from the viewfinder.
The parallel? It's easy in life to get so immersed in what you're doing that you don't notice that you're drifting off course. I see that often with people who loved what they were doing at one point, but who currently feel frustrated or stuck. Typically they didn't get there in one giant leap. They drifted there almost imperceptably.
It pays to take stock of where you are on a regular basis. Are you in alignment with what really lights you up? Is the path you're on still the path that energizes you?
If you don't build that check-in into the system, it's easy to drift so far off the path that your only option to get back on track is major change. Which would you rather have, periodic course corrections that keep you on a path you love, or the upheaval of major change?
I know which one I'd pick.
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM