05 Feb Listen to the Cat–Just Go
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
Thus inquired Alice of the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Caroll’s famed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I read this quote the other day and I really had me thinking.
Some people have a dream and know what they should be looking towards. They should run straight to it, do not stop at go (though it may be good to collect $200) and run at their dream with full speed.
Others have maybe a few dreams and they all correlate with now and later, which is better to start now and which is a later in life goal. They may allow these goals to change and move and evolve as time passes to fit their current lifestyle. They have multiple goals but they are manageable goals. The first two groups are well settled and you don’t really need to read the rest of this post (unless you are entirely enamored by my writing style, in which case, do go on).
Then there are those with fifty million dreams and goals. They get so lost among their options that they don’t know where to start. So many ideas shoot up in a whirlwind and because they can’t pick the best one, they end up not going for any of them.
The final group has no dreams, no ideas, and no clue. They hear all these stories and empowering speakers saying, “Follow your dream!” yet they haven’t a dream to follow. Sometimes, they desperately try to make something their dream and their passion but find they don’t have the heart for it and become discouraged.
For the last two groups of people, I say scroll right back to the top and follow the Cat’s advice. If you don’t know what way you’d like to go, “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
The important part is just to go. Find something and do it. And if you don’t enjoy it, find something else. Just go, just do, just live.