When Will Your Ship Come In?

We’ve all heard the expression, ‘Some day, when my ship comes in, I’ll be______ or I’ll do_______ or I’ll have_________’… (fill in the blanks).

But is there such a thing as some day?  Recently I was reading the new version of The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson, Chapter 5 about the myth of the quantum leap.

Perhaps all of us at one time or other have felt like eventually things will miraculously change and we will go from being mundane to lottery winner.  We will take a quantum leap in our circumstances and everything will be totally perfect.

Really though, how can some day exist as a real thing in time?  Isn’t today the tomorrow we talked about yesterday?  (When I was a kid, I remember that phrase on a plaque in a relative’s home.)  So true.  There is no some day.  There’s only today.  This is all we have to work with.  We get to decide today, right now, what to do to create the some day we want.

There is no quantum leap to change our circumstances.  Our future depends on the small things we do on a daily basis to create it.  Either good or bad.  Our future will be what we have created by doing what we do each moment and hour of each day.

We get to decide.  So, when will your ship come in?  And will it come in at all?  Or are you on your ship steering it and deciding where you want it to go?

What are your thoughts on this topic?  Love to hear from you.

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