There was once three siblings who discovered a map - a map that would guide them to a treasure. But this treasure was on an island far, far away. The only way to get to this island?...by vessel.
So, each sibling set out to create their own vessel. One sibling just wanted to be the first to the island. Focusing on going as fast as he could, he put no care into the process of creating his vessel. He neglected the quality of its parts and the effort required to strengthen it. Although he was first on the water, his vessel just as quickly fell apart.
The next sibling was too overwhelmed with the creation of the vessel. The insanity of second-guessing, doubting, and lengthy moments of over-thinking hindered any legitimate action, ultimately this sibling never even reached the water.
The last sibling found was the most intriguing of all, for this sibling found empowerment and pure joy in the process. Balancing purposeful reflection and strategizing, along with care for the parts he was equipping, and vulnerable willingness to ask for help and advice from others, he was able to take action when needed and created a vessel he trusted and was proud of. Although not being the first one to the water, this sibling was the one to find the treasure on the island. Understanding the importance of both inaction and action, balancing the pressure of the tasks with a positive perspective on the opportunity, this sibling found success by appreciating each part of the process. .
Not only did this sibling discover this treasure but realized the ability, freedom, and vision to journey beyond just this island - without fear, without hesitancy, without restrictions and limit - for because there was sincere care about the construction and constant strengthening of the vessel, of the sum of its parts and the empowering process required to create and maintain. Immense confidence, clarity of vision, and limitless potential were felt because this sibling trusted the vessel.
One does not only create their vessel but one must captain it as well.
You ride the vessel you create.
What kind of vessel will YOU create and captain for life's journey?