Timothy’s Path3 min read
Everyone in the room was so excited including Joan and Paul. One could literally feel the excitement sparks in the atmosphere. When was he going to understand the reason for the excitement: words like dreams, goals, next level had been used interchangeably by the whole group.
He knew Joan had been talking about a certain Professor Thomason who was a Master of Personal Development. His resources had given her a better understanding of where her life was headed and she was constantly studying his books when not in class or hanging out with Paul and himself but he never really paid attention to any of the lessons she had shared from what she had learnt. Paul, on the other hand, seem to increase the hours he spent at her place: so much so that he thought the friendship was blooming into something more. After all, he was Timothy. The young man who did not need to live by someone else’s manual. He thought he knew where his life was headed. Everything seemed to work out right for him even if it was not perfect, he could live with the results he was achieving or was he just deluding himself?
The reason he was sitting in the room packed with excited individuals was because he had nowhere to go and his friends had persuaded him to give the Professor a try. Apparently, the Student President had contacted Professor Thomason to speak during the opening night of the Senior year. His resources had gone viral in the previous year and it seemed all Timothy’s classmates wanted to talk about was how to get to their future while he was more interested in the ‘here and now’.
Sandwiched between Joan and Paul, aspects of his entire life began to make sense and he was beginning to understand why he had never really excelled at anything. It was because his life had no fixed sense of direction: where was the real Timothy really headed? He knew something was wrong but could not pin point it until now. His life flashed before his eyes and everything started coming back. He had grown up thinking things just happened to people since his parents practised that every day. No one had ever told him that life was a personal responsibility: the slogan at his parents’ was “that’s fate”
He was beginning to see that fate didn’t just happen to a person; choices were constantly being made by every individual. He had a choice to say yes when his friends persuaded him to come. He was responsible for the average results he had been getting because he made a choice at every point in time not to give in his best. He was finally realising that he could consciously put in an effort to make his life better: he had it in him to make the right choice every single time.
The Professor was giving tips on how to get better at making the best choice all the time: he told of how they needed to train their minds to align with what was right and important for their lives at every point in time. He ended his session that evening asking everyone to decide right there and then to live intentionally. Timothy and his friends made that decision and also promised to be accountable to themselves.
Moral of the story: Ensure the choices you make in your life constantly align with your desired end.