Who do we listen to? What are the messages we’re receiving?

Times Square


“Makin’ your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got…”

Cheers (Theme song)

Messages coming from others—

You could…                                                    Distraction

You need to…                                                Distraction

You’re so good at…                                      Distraction

Why don’t you…                                           Distraction

Let’s go to…                                                  Distraction

Save! Buy now…                                           Distraction

If only you would…                                       Distraction

If you want to make me happy…                Distraction

You’d be better off…                                    Distraction

You should go to…                                       Distraction

More people would notice you if…             Distraction

You never…                                                    Distraction

You don’t have what it takes.                      Distraction

Messages coming from within—

I could… (do anything)                                 Distraction

If only…                                                           Distraction

I need to…                                                       Distraction

If I work harder…                                            Distraction

How can I get him or her to…?                     Distraction

The easy way would be to…                         Distraction

He or she does or does not like me.           Distraction

If I had…                                                          Distraction

I should go to…                                              Distraction

I can get it done…                                          Distraction

I can’t…                                                            Distraction

More. Better. Faster.                                      Distraction

I could be cool.                                               Distraction

What will they think?                                      Distraction

Distraction from what?                                                            Purpose

Not knowing my purpose, I am adrift.

Knowing it, I have both an engine and a rudder.


Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.

Dolly Parton


Email: smithdl@fuse.net

Portfolio: DavidLSmithPhotography.com

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