April 28, 2017

X = X Marks the Spot #AtoZChallenge


Wow. It's already the last Friday in April. I'm not quite sure where this month has gone. And that means the Blogging from A to Z Challenge is almost over.

And of course these last few letters are quite challenging.

After multiple internet searches for a fairy tale character whose name began with X, I decided to think outside the box.


X = X marks the spot

How many fairy tales have a treasure map? And what indicates the ultimate goal on the treasure map? An X.

What can "X marks the spot" teach us today?

If presented with an amazing opportunity (we'll call this a treasure map for today's purposes), figure out your ultimate goal (the X) and go for it. Follow the journey until you get the prize.

But also enjoy and appreciate the journey. Don't just rush to the X and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Not only does the journey teach us, it helps us to further appreciate what we earn at the end.

If you had a treasure map, what would your X be right now? 

For me, it'd be hitting the New York Times bestseller list. Just saying. 

1 comment:

Jo Michaels said...

Good question. I think my X would be life getting back to normal. But, as to the lesson, I now understand the meaning of "collateral beauty." :) Great post!