Written May 23, 2022
My Quest Begins: Welcome to Season Two of Third Power Life podcast!
I want to start off with a confession. Over the past nine months or so, I’ve been drifting… Just kind of letting life take me wherever it leads.. With so many things going on, I was just trying to keep my head above water.
I don’t know if that sounds familiar or not, but I suspect it does…
I got a promotion at work, my boss left and so I got more responsibilities, which is normally a really good thing. But it kind of added to my already unreasonable workload and all of that. A heavy load…
Spent Christmas in the hospital with my mom. She had a major health setback, which, honestly, she’s still recovering from, but she is better. Another weight…
The kids have been challenging in school, my wife was back working full time. The list of things I needed to do around the house never stops growing… Another weight…
Add on that I hadn’t been taking care of my physical body. I am heavy now, probably the heaviest I’ve been in a long time. My New Year’s present was a positive COVID test and I had a brush with dangerously high blood pressure. (Apparently, just for those of you that don’t know. Getting a new high score is not the proper way to talk about blood pressure with your doctor.) BIG weight…
So it’s been a tough time. We’ve all been going through crises… It’s the 2020’s!!
I was Drifting
One day I noticed I was drifting, not really staying focused on where I needed to go, just trying to just try to muddle through.
I read a book about a year ago. It’s called Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill. Very interesting book. Little odd sometimes. But it was basically him having this whole interview with the devil that explains how he causes people to not be what they need to be. The devil’s primary tool is ‘drifting’.
I realized that I had been so overwhelmed by everything that I had let go of my purpose. I had lost sight of what I was trying to do with my life.
I’d stopped meditating…
I wasn’t writing in my journal anymore…
I was basically looking for any escape. Anything at all.. Maybe grab a little video game time or have a beer or see what’s today’s Wordle! Anything to keep my mind off the pressures that we’re building..
That’s called drifting.
The Quest Begins Now
So I am here to reclaim that purpose and I’m here to share my journey with you.
I’m calling it my Quest! I’ve got that ultimate purpose, my personal holy grail, that I’m after.
I want to invite you to join me on this Quest to break out of the things that are trying to pull us down and just let us go and drift wherever the winds may blow. Because here’s what I’ve learned: You don’t ever drift someplace positive! It is always downhill and often into rapids…
No more drifting. No more letting life dictate my feelings, I have control of my mind.
So I’m pledging to you here today. From now on, I will keep my duty to you and to myself and to make the difference that I want to make in the world. Because I am trying to change the world. I really am.
I will send a message out to the world every day, through my podcast.
I’m going to regain control of my health,
I’m going to take you along on that journey too.
And I will not drift.
Will you join me on this quest? Are you willing to pledge today?
“I will break free of drifting! I will find my purpose! I will find what I am here on this earth to do and I will not just drift. I will find where I need to go. I will fulfill my quest.”
I promise that to you. Right here right now that I am going to fulfill my quest to make this world a better place.
And I would really love it if you would join me.