It is human nature that we do what is convenient rather than what is required, we float, allowing ourselves to get carried away without getting anywhere, rather than pushing ourselves and swimming to the desired share.
Life is like that. Constantly tempting us with comfortable- but unproductive- options, luring us away from the hard work required to achieve our goals. When you find that happening to you, do remember the two Spanish friends who went deer hunting.
They set out in their mini-truck and headed off to the jungle. They parked it at a distance and walked into the bushes to a position of vantage down in the valley, waiting for their prey. They finally managed to shoot a deer. They then began the long journey back to their truck, dead deer in tow.
The two friends clasped the deer’s tail and began to drag it towards their pick-up truck. A farmer saw them struggling and shouted out some advice: ‘that’s not the way to do it”. God made handles for you to drag the deer. You see the antlers on the deer? Those horn-like things? Hold them- and pull the deer!”
The two friends looked at each other and decided to heed the advice, they went to other side, grabbed the deer’s antler’s and continued to drag it?
Ten minutes later, one of them said, ‘Boy, the farmer was right. It is so much easier this way!’ ‘That’s right’, said his friend. ‘Only problem is, we are now going farther and farther away from the truck!’
If you honestly think about it, we are all like that. We are constantly looking for the handles- the antlers- to make our life easier. And we start pulling as soon as we find them, forgetting that we may be headed in the wrong direction.
Clearly, it is important to ensure that in the moment of convenience, we don’t lose sight of our real destination- OUR TRUE GOALS.
Reflect on your life. You will probably see several instances, where you grabbed the antlers as soon as you saw them – only to find yourself moving farther and farther away from your goals. If you ask yourself why you did something, the answer will probably be ‘because it was there’. In life, as in driving, it is not enough to find the best roads and then drive on them. It is equally important to ensure that the roads will take you where you need to go.
Learning to spot the antlers to pull the deer is important. But where you need to go- is even more important- Remember this!!
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