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2. He continued to hone his craft as he pursued his dream. He did not stay still in his skills. Instead, he continued to march forward growing and tweaking and marveling as he mastered navigation, leadership and dreaming as large and wide as possible.
3. Once he made his initial voyage, he returned to his place of discovery and branched out. His original intention was NOT to discover a new continent, AND he did not make his discovery wrong! Instead, he returned and looked for lesson there. I have yet to call Columbus a "failure" though if one were to look at his original "goal" and "outcome realized" failure label might be appropriate. This is a great example of finding "other" right answers or right ways.
4. When life throws curve balls, embrace them. Learn from them. Expect anything and refocus accordingly instead of retreating and deciding straight way is only way. This is a fact throughout Columbus' life and beyond. It is still a mystery as to where his remains are for eternity. Some say they are in Caribbean and some say Spain. And does it really matter? No. What matters is impact of life as it is lived.
5. Listen to quiet voice within. Spend time in contemplation. Columbus spent time in a Franciscan monastery. With his flowing red tresses and statueque form, I am sure he looked part in his religious garb. More importantly, he did not only LOOK part, he LIVED part. His discoveries were not based solely in ego. His discoveries were fueled by Spiritual. Did path devolve later on? Perhaps. Perhaps not. The lesson remains same: listen and act upon messages you hear.
Henry David Thoreau reminded his generation to open to new channels of ' thought as Columbus did. Today, continue this path and also open yourself to new possibilities in passion. We can learn from lessons of man sometimes called "The Navigator". As we maneuver our ever brightening life, may we relentlessly pursue our dream. May we continue to hone our craft. May we never make ourselves or others around us wrong, may we embrace life's curve balls and may we make it a practice to listen to quiet voice within.
Julie Jordan Scott is a Success Coach, Writer, Speaker, Radio Host and Mom Extraordinaire who inspires people worldwide to live more passionate lives through her personal and group coaching, teleclasses, seminars and free ezines. Subscribe to DailyPassionActivator now via email: mailto:DailyPassionActivator-subscribe@Yahoogroups.com or via web http://www.5passions.com/subpage.html