There Is No Template

When we bother to read them, instructions are often very handy.  We can save a lot of time and frustration by reading instructions that come with a new TV, furniture that requires assembly, fixtures, faucets, or a number of other items and gizmos we purchases.  It’s funny how when we have instruction available we tend to ignore them, or use them only as a last resort.  Their simple purpose is to tell us how a specific task should be completed.  They provide a template for how to perform the task for which they were designed.

What about big tasks in life?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a template to follow during challenging events?  Something we could read that would take us quickly and efficiently from Point A to Point B, with a guarantee that if we just followed the steps, we’d be successful?  The truth is there is no a template for major events or challenges in our life.

There isn’t a template with a guarantee on how to open a business, or make a career change.  Sure there are best practices.  However, there usually aren’t specific instructions for your exact scenario.  Nor is there a template for how to move forward after a divorce, or the death of a loved one. As much as we’d like it, a template does not exist.

So how do we move forward?  How do we make the next step when we don’t know what that next step is?  The best way is to simply make the next step, no matter how small or difficult it may seem.  Research your topic.  Ask the advice of others who have been where you’re currently traveling.  Pray.

No matter what you’re facing, cause something to happen by taking the next step.  And after you’ve done that, take another step.  In doing so, you are creating your own template.  You are literally building your road as you travel it.

What’s your next step?  What “template” do you need to begin creating?

Start today.  You can do it!

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