‘Find your North Star’

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15th Jan 2024

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela

I believe everyone was put on this earth for a reason & if we do not identify that reason, we are being unfair to ourselves & why we were sent here.

One way to do that is to find our North Star.

According to EarthSky, the North Star or Pole Star—aka Polaris—is famous for holding nearly still in our sky while the entire northern sky moves around it.

Metaphorically speaking, your North Star is your personal mission statement. It’s a fixed destination that you can depend on in your life as the world changes around you.

North star is what sailors used to use to navigate, before modern means.

For centuries, it has been the guiding star for travellers & sailors to find the right direction.

To find one’s North Star is to set a concrete goal and vision for self.

Finding your North Star gives you a reference point to keep you moving in the right direction.

We all need to set our goals, Else we will get distracted by various changes and shiny objects in the environment.

Having a goal or a vision is the starting point of planning & strategizing activities.

Planning leads to action.

Action leads to results, so setting the right goal is the starting point of all growth and success endeavours.

A goal should scare us a little, but excite us a lot. Everyday when we wake up the goal should be exciting to go to work & when we go to sleep, it should give a sense of fulfilment.

Most people, don’t take the time to think about what fuels them, what guides them and what they were put on this planet to achieve.

Life has a way of keeping us distracted and focused only on the moment.

Day after day and week after week, many people go to work without much thought of anything else.

Finding your North Star helps you live with purpose, and it gives you a reference point to keep you moving in the right direction.

It doesn’t mean that life isn’t still challenging.

Of course, we all have our ups and downs.

But when you’re living with purpose, it’s much easier to stay on track and weather the storms that come your way.

Sometimes, as you begin to dream big dreams, you’ll face resistance. People might tell you, “That’s not how it’s done,” “You could never do that,” or “You have to choose between making a living and chasing your dreams.”

But let me tell you: they’re wrong. I believe you can have it all. You can build a meaningful life and still meet your financial goals. It’s your life, not theirs. Don’t live your life based on the expectations of others.

As novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote, “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”

So, go find your North Star

And Stay blessed forever.