7 signposts you must consider when navigating the road you are upon
This is the age of the instant comment or remark. So, here is a little section from time to time that I will put into the show to give you a little pointer of the insight and power of the Unknown Book.
I shall pop an Unknown Tweet into the show from time to time to keep you looking into the book if you dare.
Here is a first one:
There is a book within this Unknown Book called Proverbs. Long before tweets showed up in this book you could get a succinct and pointed few words, often less than the tweet limiter of twitter, that you could be guided by in navigating your life.
Nothing like it today exists in this life. If you have a mind here is the first one.
Go to the Unknown Book
open the index of the Book
Find Provers it’s is between Psalms and Isaiah.
Good, now go to Chapter 1 and read verse 5.
Now that is a tweet.
You get your lists on how to do anything all over the silly pages, sites, apps and more.
Like I did say there is nothing like this.
Today I am going to be giving you a few principles that have been taught to me, tested by me and proven to be just as they say. If you can let them seep into your thinking and observing you will become a better navigator and a more informed one.
So lets get started…
How old you are has little to do with this navigating. Us peoples we are either avoiding the signposts or trying to understand how to take directions from them. Hey people even pretend that they are not there and go on blithely further down the road than they should go before all sorts of things go wrong.
The caution signpost often missed and the cause of many wrecked lives
You cannot fake a response
- Ever watch someone who laughs a few seconds late at at joke their boss tells?
- Ever watch someone congratulate a person when they believe they deserve the praise?
- How about not getting the award you thought you were a shoe-in for?
- Ever observe someone in love with another and it is not received?
- Ever get someone put you down and then claim they were joking?
Quote by Nate Saint
“Base envy withers at another’s joy and hates the excellency it cannot attain.”
The Bully Signpost Caution Bully on the loose.
The tough guy has the edge
In a fight of any kind, verbal, political, combat or other the guy who believes he is going to win because of certain conditions acts aggressively
- Ever have some want to fight you and act aggressive to you?
- Ever have your boss give you grief over trivia?
- Ever been bullied and the bully often has several ‘friends’ present?
- School teachers?
- Government works?
- airport officials?
Quote by George Michael
” I don’t consider Americans bullies, but I do consider the American Government bullying”
The Stop signpost often missed by those speeding by looking for next
You will almost always do better if you wait
In this age of now, right now if you can wait the opportunity will either go away or be better.
- A great deal that you just can manage?
- Opportunity that will cost you something you don’t want to give?
- Buying something that stretches you further than you can go?
- Jobs, clothes, cars, and things that you just have to have?
Quote by Anna Neagle
” But the important thing about learning to wait, I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for.”
No road is a good road if its the wrong road.
The right road leads out at the right place
If you began a course of action that was right, it is unusual for it to become wrong just because of circumstances along the way.
- What road are you on?
- Why are on it?
- What will happen if you get off it?
- Who else is on this road with you?
- How will this affect them?
- What is the place you are getting too?
Quote by Charles Allen
” The Christian is not one who has gone all the way with Christ. None of us has. The Christian is one who has found the right road.”
Everyone wants to start something without ever thinking of stopping.
Your stops as are often important as your starts
Some times in this life stopping is the best thing to do. But people don’t know that.
- Do you know why you are stopping?
- Will stopping answer a need that will allow you start again?
- Where are you in this stop? Near the beginning, middle or end?
- Have you taken stock of the stop and is there peace within with the decision?
quote by Sandy Koufax
” I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.”
The most avoided signpost on every major road travelled by anyone.
What you sow you reap
If you invest in it, it will grow into something more than the initial action.
- We all sow, we all ignore the coming results
- We prepare to avoid harvesting the crop if we don’t want it
- Give, take, borrow, indulge, pretend, excuse, and more.
Quote by James Allen
” The law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.”
The character signpost missing from the roads travelled today
How you bounce on the bottom tells all
People watch to see how you react to adversity or other things in your life.
- Do you have no bounce and just quit?
- Do you get mad at those around you who you blame for being on the bottom?
- Do you stay on the bottom because you blame others?
- Do you bounce back with resolve without figuring out what happened?
- Do you consider you reasons for bottoming out and adjust your next steps?
- Do you have councilors who advise you who already bounced a time or two?
Quote by John Eldredge
” Validation comes to us in two ways: through trials we overcome, and through the words of older men.”
There you have it. Steps to ponder when you navigate your life. After 62 years and failure in many of these tells. I can say this. You will save yourself a lot of wasted time, fruitless hopes and dreams, worn out ambitions and reach the right goals you desire if you take care.
No path is ever easy. If you are looking for easy, my intro to fresh-oil tells you that here is not the place for that. Here at fresh-oil the path is measured by the Unknown Book. That Unknown Book measures more than just the road you are on. It measures you on it, always.
Navigating the human condition while coming to terms with the purpose of life.