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Article, Personal Growth

Finding Your Direction

Many years ago, I wrote a short poem called “north star“. I encapsulates the idea that we are more than a one track┬áperson. I have always valued the “jack of all trades” mentality; the ability to pick up and gather additional skills. I have generally disagreed with the “master of none”, because many of the men I knew growing up were quite capable of doing several different things. These men are professionals in their specific field.

I knew an infantryman who coded in his spare time, my father was a heavy diesel mechanic who would often spend time in the wood shop on base. My boy scout leader was great at leading scouts and he could rope a cow like nobody’s business not to mention that he was also a soldier. Many of these men were great fathers and husbands.

While I work in IT, I am also a local leader in my church and I assist in the regional business of those congregations, and I have a small business. Not to mention that I am a father and husband. I also have other interests that range from the personal to the political.

When I was 24, I came across the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and I devoured it. I understood that I could envision my future and create that future with purpose! One of the reasons, I shifted from my computer and IT focus for this website is because personal growth/development has long been a personal passion of mine.

I ask you …

What do you want your future to be? How do you want to be remembered when you die? What legacy to you want to leave for your family, friends, and your community?

iron wil