Choose Positive Living with Sara Troy and her guest Dr Dravon James, on air from May 4tth
Shorten the Journey from Here to Your Goals Understand Your True Longing
We all want something out of life. Some people want a big house and a yard. Some want money. Some want fame. Some want beautiful clothes or flashy cars. Others want a log cabin in the woods. No matter what the goal, there is a true, underlying longing that drives our desire for it. Ironically, however, that desire can never be satisfied by the goal itself.
By looking within, we may understand that the reason we want a flashy car is that we feel inadequate in some way. Having the car won’t change that. Introspection and self-love can, though, and once we’ve satisfied that ache with inner work, the car just becomes a trinket, and life feels good with or without it. Likewise, we may want a big house because we crave a sense of security, but the house itself will never give us that. Security comes from within, too.
It’s okay to want things- we should all be able to enjoy the perks of life, but they are only the icing on the cake, not the cake itself. If we are having difficulty reaching our goals, we can shorten the quest by discovering what it is we really desire.
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Dr. Dravon James, Founder of Everyday Peace, Inspirational Speaker, and Author
Dr. Dravon James is the founder of Everyday Peace, the host of Everyday Peace on Unity Radio, a Life Coach, and the author of Freedom is Your Birthright. As an inspirational speaker, Dravon’s goal is to educate, empower and inspire others to build the life of their dreams no matter what shows up in their lives- good, bad, or otherwise.
Her journey began in poverty on the South Side of Chicago. Though she had always dreamt of a career on the stage, Dravon went on to earn a doctorate in pharmacy from Creighton University and has worked as a pharmacist all of her adult life. Along with her medical career and theatrical aspirations, Dravon has also always had a keen interest in personal development. After reading Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking in college, she went on to make a lifelong study of the power we all have to create the life we want.
Dravon is now the happy mother of two teenagers, a successful pharmacist, inspirational speaker, author, and an actress whose career credits include a recurring role on HBO’s acclaimed “The Wire”, many stage plays, and independent films. She continues to inspire and teach what she knows to be the most effective tool for transforming, creating and building a spectacular life—tapping into Everyday Peace. Her client list includes the University of the District of Columbia, New Hope World Ministries, Today’s Care Adult Day care, Stadium Place, and Next Chapter online radio.