It’s Not the Winds that Determine Our Way in Life


I remember the late, great Jim Rohn speaking about the ‘set of the sail’ on one occasion. It is a very powerful message i.e. that no matter what is going on in the world right now, we can still determine our own course and reach our intended destination.

It doesn’t matter what is going on in politics or the economy, it doesn’t matter what the stock market is doing, it doesn’t matter whether it is a good time or bad time to do whatever you are attempting.

All of those things are like the storms on the ocean and we cannot control them. They are the same conditions that prevail for everyone and many will end up getting washed upon the shore or dashed upon the rocks.

One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
‘Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.

(Ella Wheeler Wilcox)

We, who know where we are going, will adjust the trim of our sail and reach our goal despite the prevailing winds.

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