If you have an opportunity, I highly recommend reading “The Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews. It is a fictional and allegorical reading that will inspire leaders and entrepreneurs alike. Andy shares a journey of a former executive as he learns seven decisions that determine personal success. It is one of those books that I could read for inspiration over-and-over-again. Read the excerpt below:
“A sailor who fearfully watches stormy seas lash his vessel will always steer an unproductive course. But a wise and experienced captain keeps his eye firmly fixed upon the lighthouse. He knows that by guiding his ship directly to a specific point, the time spent in discomfort is lessened. And by keeping his eye on the light, there never exists one second of discouragement. My light, my harbor, my future within sight!…I have faith in my future…I will persist without exception…I focus on results.”
Source: Andrews, A. (2002). The traveler’s gift: Seven decisions that determine personal success. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc.