48Days.NET

I was reading the Travelers Gift this morning by Andy Andrews. I love this book! When I read this, it really gets my heart racing for a vision bigger than life.

David Ponder was on a voyage with Christopher Columbus in this part of the story and Columbus had a deep passion to find this new world despite all the ridicule he had gone through in a 19 year period of his life. Yes, he saw his vision for 19 years before he even set sail!

He truly believed the world was not flat; it was a sphere!

Out in the ocean he could see what others could not; land. Though it was not physically there, his vision told him otherwise. It’s a powerful story on passion.

In the story Columbus said that “Getting started or getting finished-both ends require a demonstration of Passion. Passion is a product of the heart. Passion is what helps you when you have a great dream. Passion breeds conviction and turns mediocrity into excellence! Your passion will motivate others to join you in the pursuit of your dream. With passion, you will overcome insurmountable obstacles.

You will become unstoppable!”

He goes onto say that “When confronted with a challenge the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.”

Do you have a dream big enough that you can generate a demonstration of unwavering passion?

 

__________________________

   Like what you’re seeing here? Click Here

Views: 18

Tags: Andrews, Andy, Christopher, Columbus, Colón, Cristóbal, decide, dream, escape, finish, More…gift, heart, motivate, obstacle, passion, start, travelers

Comment

You need to be a member of 48Days.NET to add comments!

Join 48Days.NET


Group Leader
Comment by Rob Clinton on October 30, 2012 at 11:01am

Thanks a bunch Chris; and absolutely, the 7 decisions are powerful!

Comment by Chris Conley on October 27, 2012 at 9:16am

I love the book and also the dvd where Andy goes through the 7 decisions. Great post


Group Leader
Comment by Rob Clinton on October 25, 2012 at 11:53am

Dan, thanks so much!

When the heart decides, amazing things happen...

Oh and about being a master Story Teller, he definitely is, as well as you are too! You've both inspired me in my writings... And I even had to give story telling a shot this morning ;-) Read, The Lion and the Cacklers

Comment by Dan Miller on October 24, 2012 at 6:42pm

Rob - very powerful and moving stuff.  This is such an important principle:

 “When confronted with a challenge the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.”

And yes, Andy is a master storyteller - I love that guy!

Check it out!

Follow 48 Days:

Have a question or want to connect? Enter in some keywords here to see what we're already saying!

Weekly Podcast

Hosted by Dan Miller

Good stuff from 48days

Sign up for the FREE weekly 48 Days Newsletter HERE
Registration for Innovate is open for a limited time - go ahead and secure your spot at one of our events this year!
Check out Dan's 
daily blog and 
free worksheets
Get the 48 Days App!


 


Have a question or want to connect? Enter in some keywords here to see what we're already saying!

 

© 2014   Created by Jon Dale.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service