Have you heard people say “stay the course?” Did you ever wonder what they meant by that? I’ve heard that saying from time to time by people, mainly my elders. They would say that to me when I felt frustrated or defeated over a situation in my life. I can remember a time when I was in college and did not know what I wanted to do or be. I was taking classes, but had no clue about my life. It seemed like everyone around me in school knew what they wanted to do and was very focused. I felt awful, almost like I had no purpose, because I had no direction. I wasn’t sure where I was going or when I would get there. I spoke to one of my professors who was very easy to talk to and she said to me “stay the course.” I looked at her and wondered at the time, what she meant, but then she explained it to me. It means continue to seek what you feel inside yourself, which is not clear to you, but is right for you. I was still puzzled with her explanation.
To be honest, it took me two years to really understand what she was trying to tell me. Stay the course means, continue on your journey in life, no matter what obstacles come your way. Keep moving toward higher heights, keep focused on better tomorrows, stay grounded in who you are and be open to life’s new experiences. And at the end of it, you will surely be glad that you “stayed the course.” Today I’m a writer for BRimi and I love what I do.
I share this story with you to encourage you and tell you not to give up or give in to negative distractions. Life has a road that we must go on to find our purpose, but this can only be fulfilled if you “stay your course.”
Write me back and tell me a time when you “stayed the course.”
Your BRimi Girl