The other night I watched the documentary “Following Seas”.
It is the true-life story of Bob and Nancy Griffith,
And their small children.
Before GPS or radar for personal boats,
They circumnavigated the globe 3 times.
Early in their voyage …
They shipwrecked on a desert island,
Where they lived by their wits for 3 months.
During that time, they salvaged as much as they could from their sunken boat.
Then upon rescue, from those few parts plus cement and chicken wire …
They built a boat from scratch and sailed it around the world for 20 years.
They had no prior boat building experience.
No Siri, Alexa or Goggle.
No experts to help them:
- While stranded on the desert island.
- Build a boat from scratch.
They just did it.
“The lesson that the sea teaches is you must sail the wind you have. The not the one you wish you had. The one you thought you would have. Or the one you want to have. Accept reality. You have to live with what comes You have to live with your choice of: destination or route or seasons, or capability of your boat or your crew.”
This isn’t just true for her and her family.
It isn’t just true for sailors.
This is life.
We all know sayings like:
- When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
- You are the captain of your destiny.
- If you can dream it, you can create it.
Yet we stay stuck and unhappy in the life we have.
I saw old home movie footage of the Griffiths stranded on that island.
Nancy talked about how devastating it was to watch their boat and home …
Disintegrate and sink into the ocean.
Yet they found it within themselves to salvage:
- Their boat
- Their life
And go on a create a new boat and a new life.
Here is what I want you to get.
Even if your life so far has been filled with:
It is not a life sentence.
Just like the Griffiths.
You can salvage the pieces and start again.
No matter how many times it takes.
You can start again and again and again.
You won’t sink below the storms of life unless …
You stop trying.
So be the Captain of your destiny.
Pick up all those broken and wrecked pieces.
Build a new boat, a new life.
As many times as it takes.
You can do this!
Don’t think you can?
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I will help you!