Story of man can be divided into two very distinct categories. One is that of a firm rooted purposeful individual and the other is of a drifter. Unfortunately most individuals fall into the category of drifters.
Let us try and define a drifter. A drifter is someone who has a problem with focusing on one single all important goal to work towards. A drifter tries a few things passionately only to move on to other things. A drifter is someone who has not learnt the art of focusing and being rooted in the present.
Life of a drifter is very painful and unpredictable. He is always at the mercy of the winds. Like an uprooted tree that can be easily pushed around by a strong gust of wind, he moves here and there trying to find a resting place of certainty. A drifter is always in confusion and fear.
Fortunately there is a way to move from being a drifter to a firmly rooted individual. Almost all start as drifters and few among them find a strong foothold to spread their roots and limbs. The journey from being a drifter to an individual of purpose and meaning is all our stories.
Ask yourself this question with absolute honesty. Are you a drifter, who is struggling to understand where life is taking you; are you uncertain about your future; are you afraid of your actions and decisions; if the answer to any of these questions is a yes, then you are a drifter.
It is never too late to start finding your ground and establishing firm rules about yourself and your way of life. The fundamental difference between a drifter and a man of purpose and vision is that a drifter simply doesn’t stick to anything for long. He is constantly looking for new stimulations and excitement, in the process constantly getting lost.
The story of a drifter is the story of an aimless, rudderless ship that is simply afloat, completely at the mercy of the winds. The story of a drifter is the story of aimless wandering through endless experiences of life. The story of a drifter is the story of many.
It takes a lot of character and strength to establish an identity for oneself and then grow as a gigantic tree that provides shade and fruits to many. People seek out a strong tree to rest under. A drifter is always ignored and avoided. Let your story not be that of a drifter.