The set of your sail


The late Jim Rohn used to say, “it is the set of your philosophical sail that determines the course of our lives”. To change your course you need to change the set of your sail, not complain about the wind.

This is so true. We like to blame the wind, the current, the waves, the weather and everything else for the direction we are going. Guess what, everyone is facing those winds and those currents and that weather. The direction you take is not governed by external forces, it is governed by how you act in response to those forces – or as Jim said, the set of your sail.

People who get this work to improve themselves and to change their direction – they take control over their own lives and accept full responsibility for their direction. Only then can they control their direction.

You can blame circumstances and misfortune and what others do all day long – it wont change anything for you. Only when you take control will you change anything.

This is really not s complicated concept. It is however a difficult one. No one really wants to accept full responsibility for their direction. It is so much easier to blame external forces – to blame others.

And this is not some new idea. It is ancient. You can read about it throughout classical literature. Man has long understood this. Yet we still resist it. Why? Because it is difficult to accept full responsibility for anything including one’s own destiny.

Are you wasting time and energy blaming others and the external forces in your life? Or are you ready to accept responsibility and take control over your own life?


Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.