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Who is The Real You? How you can choose your destiny when the roof is leaking, the bank is foreclosing, and your world is crashing around you.
We all have wants. Desires, dreams, and ambitions call to us from early childhood. An adult asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” At age five, we might answer, “a mommy” or “a daddy”. As time goes on, the question nags us. One day, we realize the realities of our life make the question irrelevant. Without warning, we suddenly know it is not possible to realize our childhood dreams. By the time we grow up, the only vestige of a dream remaining could be a wish for relief from the constant stress of bills, health problems, and family tensions. In the end, good health, paid bills, and a happy family, may be all we desire. Yet, sometimes, we have a vague sense inside that these basics of life are not enough. We wonder if the emptiness inside can be filled with a shopping trip for new shoes, a faster car, an expensive watch, an island vacation, or another serving of fast food fries. Even when we have everything, we search for an inner peace. We feel driven to look for our purpose and meaning in life. We wonder if we have a destiny to fulfill.
In Master of My Universe,, we explore the proven techniques of management that people who succeed use to achieve their goals and create wealth. You may not recognize yet how these project management techniques apply to your life. Perhaps you have always thought life just “happens.” Maybe you have been the person who signs up for a college class, but calls the professor to say, “I apologize that I did not get a chance to complete the assignment.” Life management is not about what you “got a chance” to do. It is about what we each purposefully and actively choose to do, and make our time priorities. For all of us, life can get unbearably burdensome sometimes. In this book, we will postulate that there is no “chance” involved. In place of “chance,” there are only pivotal moments, critical choices, breakthrough insights, gut-wrenching challenges, and invigorating milestones. These are the everyday building blocks of a passionate life. To attain our goals: good health, paid bills, a happy family, and inner peace, we can apply the techniques of successful project management to our everyday routines.
Then Alice came to a fork in the road. A grinning Cheshire cat sat in the tree. “Which path shall I take?” Alice asked the cat. “Well, where are you going?” the cat answered.
“I don't know,” said Alice.
“If you don't know where you're going, any path will take you there,” said the cat.
---- From Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”