Standing at the Crossroads

“Is this all there is?” If that’s what you’re thinking, let’s talk. Let’s see where you are at this moment. Okay? You say you’re at Starbucks? That’s not the answer I’m looking for! You stand at the crossroads of Life and Success. You’re tired and looking for a Starbucks? No-o-o! Behind that desire for a quick pick-me-up, you’re legitimately wondering if this road goes on forever, or if maybe there’s a change in scenery available.

There is! There’s a truth well known in the counseling circles: if you think you have it bad, look around until you find someone worse off than you and help them. As soon as you do that, you will find yourself on a new road called Significance.

The road from success to significance is a satisfying one, but not always a pleasant one. There’s triage involved. Not everybody wants to be helped regardless of your intentions. This can feel demoralizing. Fortunately, there’s...

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