Do Not Voyage Blindly – Know Your Mission Then Set Your Course

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Life is a voyage into the unknown. Not all that happens is yours to control. That said having a mission and some goals betters your chanced of doing things your way.

When did you last ask yourself what you wanted your life to stand for? Have you faced your own mortality yet? That is when most of us wonder what our lives have added up to.  So the first step in thinking about your mission is to contemplate your death.

Emotional Fitness Training Tips

The purpose of thinking about dying is to help you clarify your personal life mission meaning what you want said about you after you are gone.

Tip one: Remember what matters most  and that means trying to make your part of the world a bit kinder for all you meet. That is what EFT calls The Mission.

This is not just a bit of do good dogma. Doing good is karma, kindness is karma. All the studies show that the Golden Rule of treating others as you want to be treated as taught  across the centuries in all cultures leads to not just a good life, but a longer  life, greater happiness,  better relationships, and adds to the presence of  peace on earth.

Tip two: Think about dying tonight, a year from now, three years from now. Many gurus ask what you would do if you knew you were going to die the next day. Only marginally useful for it allows no time to focus more strongly on what matters. Thinking  of a year from now and three years from now empowers you more.

Tip  three: Take the time to write a personal mission statementDoing so is not as hard as your think. When you have written yours print it up and hang it where you will see it regularly.

Tip four: Create a mission statement slogan.  “Remember what matters” is one. “Doing good for me and others” another; “Practicing kindness pays” a third. Use one of these or find your own.

Tip five: Act daily on your mission. This means practicing deliberate kindness.  As this Poster Coach show doing so is easy.

Ways to practice kindness

When I walked the streets of New York I loved complimenting strangers.  Made two days:theirs and mine.

Tip six is for parents: Start teaching children about kindness as soon as they can walk and talk. Begin with teaching manners. Not the kind about what forks go where, but the ones that honor and acknowledge others.

Also consider buying my eBook: Know Your Mission So You Can Reach Your Goals, it is  available on It costs less than a Baskin and Robbins Hot Fudge Sundae and you can always revisit it for seconds.

Thank You for All You Do

Thank me by remembering to share  is to care; if you liked this post, share it. Liking, or commenting is practicing kindness and kindness keeps me going


This post was inspired by the Word Press  Daily Post Prompt “Voyage”

You can do the same.This post is a replay of a previous post prompted by  today’s WordPress DAILY PROMPT  “Voyage.”

I use the Daily Prompts not just to spark my blog ideas, but to improve my critical thinking skills.

Not sure  how to use a Daily Post Prompt as a writer?  Here are the steps to get started. Then improve your thinking skills by seeing where the prompt has  taken others and how other thoughts fuel  your thoughts. Whether you write or not your thinking skills are improved by reading other people’s thoughts.



These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (
The five components of Emotional Intelligence ( Intelligence ( Fitness Tips for Parents  (
An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents(

Commercial: Know Your Mission So You Can Reach Your Goals, an Emotional Fitness eBook is available on It costs less than a Baskin and Robbins Hot Fudge Sundae and you can always revisit it for seconds.


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