I was blessed to have the opportunity to walk on a beach. Not an everyday occurrence as my normal “beach walk” is to the barn to feed the horses, I set out to enJoy the moment.
I became mesmerized by the waves. I became absorbed in the sound of the water as it approached and then gently swept over the sand. With each wave I found myself taking stock and appreciating my life. I am so blessed and so grateful for all that I have: my relationship with God, my family, my friends, and my purpose. Yes my purpose!
Each of us have a purpose in life and our interest and passions lead us to that purpose. The challenge is, and always has been, to identify our purpose while dealing with the waves of our own lives and the constant and predictable struggles that come our way. I heard once that “just because you’re on the inside rail it does not mean you can’t get to the outside and RIDE!” There are many people out there who have faced challenges and have come out on top; they are the everyday heroes, ordinary people doing extraordinary things, triumphing over struggles and making a difference in people’s lives.
My mind traveled back to the last time I was in Cancun, Mexico walking on the beach. Only on that day my path lead me to a group of about 20 people on the beach, all were giddy with excitement. As I approached the small group I found out that this was a momentous day. The baby sea turtles had just hatched and were headed out to sea! This happens once a year usually late October or early November. I was in the right place, at the right time, to witness this century’s old tradition few people get to see in person.
Their story is historic; they have been doing same routine since prehistoric time. There odds for baby sea turtles to reach adulthood are 1 in 100, they can grow to be six feet long, weight 450 Lbs, and live for 20-50 years.
I became caught up in the excitement as the baby sea turtles moved toward the water with speed and determination. The blue print of their life had been made long ago. They accepted their assignments catching the waves of their future at the same time I watched my own footprints in the sand disappear with the ride of their life.
As the sound of the waves coming in brought me back to the present, “live life purposefully” became clearer: share my talents, share my stories, those baby turtles took big steps, and so can I!
The answer came like a wave: Just rope It, saddle up and enJoy the ride.
DoWIT: Catch the Ride of Your Life
- Identify your Purpose
- Identify Your Passion
- Position yourself to utilize your skills
- Be yourself, offer value, build your brand
- Rope yourself a good life-saddle up let’s ride