Is Christopher Columbus Famous for getting lost?

Is Christopher Columbus Famous for getting lost?

Is Christopher Columbus Famous for getting lost?

He hoped to find a shorter way to Asia but found the Americas instead.  He drastically miscalculated the size of the oceans and thus the distance around the earth to Asia.  He got famous for discovering the America’s in his pursuit of his original goal which was to find anther route to a known place.

He was so convinced that he could find another shorter route to Asia that he kept trying to sell his idea for nearly 10 years.  He needed to sell his idea to get funding for the voyage.  The experts who turned him down thought his calculations were wrong, which they were.  His persistence lead to someone in Spain believing in him or his goal.

I think this is a great example of someone taking action that lead to success but not the success they had been planning, hoping, or predicting.  All his actions in pursuit of one goal led to a discovery which made him famous. 

Same has happened countless times with companies such as Twitter and more recently Discord.  Those businesses were working toward one goal and along the way developed some helpful applications to help them accomplish their goal and then realized those applications where a better option to pursue than the original idea.  Twitter was developing a Podcasting App.  That ended up not being a great goal since Apple ended up offering a Podcasting App for free.

I say Christopher Columbus is famous because he believed in his idea of a shorter route to Asia so much so that he kept taking the actions necessary to attain the funding necessary to head west.

Moral of the story for you: The pursuit of one goal will likely lead you to you discover other things along the way.

What have you felt inspired to do?

What journey are you going to start?

What action will you take?

Did you know Christopher Columbus never set foot on North America?

Leif Eriksson is believed to be the leader of the first European Expedition to North America.  Yet few North American’s know or celebrate Leif Erikson Day (October 9th).

Success Principle


Do you believe in the Principle “Give More to Get More”?  This is a Jack Canfield Success Principle.  I have heard you should give more of what you want.  If you want help then help other people.

A real life example of this that I can think of is if you want to learn more about small business for example you should help or when possible work for someone who runs a small business.

Working for a small business could take many different forms from consulting on projects (think marketing, accounting, website work) or working there full or part time.

I learned a lot for working for small business and am rather glad I didn’t get hired by a large firm out of college.

***Side tip for those of you working for other people when you can work for a small business if you thing you ever want to own or be a partner in one

***And work choose the experience and the people you work with rather than just taking a job for more money $$.

I see this thought as being related to Giving more to Get more.  “Be more of what you want to have, or want to attract”.

Do you want a fun job or relationship?  Well dare I suggest you be and have more fun your self outside of work and at work.

So Give more of what You Want and Be more of What you Want.

Bringing this all together is the exercise of Feeling the feelings of what you want.

What did I really just bring up “Feelings” what is this all about?  Well feelings are what we are all really looking for when it comes to Getting More of Something or Having something.

Many of us have heard of Athletes using Visualization (and maybe some of us have tried this to help us accomplish a goal or dream).

I’m suggesting you implement the practice of figuring out what feeling you are searching for in your quest to have more

  • money

  • time

  • notoriety

  • love

  • fans

  • ________________

I don’t think many people have taken the time to figure out why they actually want the things they want.

Once you figure out the feeling you are searching for you can take huge strides by finding the satisfaction of feeling that feeling NOW.

How can you do that?  Find anything you can think about which provides that feeling.

Maybe you are wanting love?  If you are lucky enough to have a loving pet feel the love of you pet.

Are you really wanting to feel secure when you want to have more money.  Find thoughts and memories that foster the feelings of security.

Please share your thoughts and what you have found out about your desires by taking the time to find the feelings your really searching for.

And can you give more to others of what you yourself want to feel?