Becoming a Beacon of Light

Everyone lights up a room, some when they enter, some when they leave! Be that beacon of light that this world so desperately needs.

Today’s Message From the Road is coming to you from Central California in the Big Sur area. It is one of my favorite places in the entire world! It’s gorgeous, it’s spectacular and there really aren’t enough words to explain the beauty of this area.

As I was driving south from Monterey, I stopped here at the Point Sur Lighthouse. I love this place and if you ever have the opportunity to come into California and travel down our beautiful coastline, this would be a great place to stop and take a tour of this wonderful old lighthouse. It is one of the most historical landmarks along the California coast and I know you will be stunned by the visual beauty of the area and the Point Sur Lighthouse.

As I was driving, I saw the light flashing and I was struck by the fact that all of us have the opportunity to be a beacon of light that takes people through their day in a way that is extremely positive.

The point of a lighthouse was to guide the sailors through dangerous waters so that they would get to their destinations safely, right?

We can be that kind of light as well. We should ask ourselves everyday, “What’s the attitude that I bring to my life and to people’s lives I have an opportunity to touch on a daily basis. Am I that beacon of light that is able to guide people through this adventure we call life?

I know that most of you are that beacon of light!

I like to reference back to the works of John C. Maxwell, and his wonderful book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. The first two laws he discusses are the Law of Intentionality and the Law of Awareness. They are extremely important laws for us to consider.

We should be more aware of what’s happening within us when we’re connecting with people throughout our day. Are we just communicating or are we truly connecting and being a beacon of light? Do we give a sense of safety and security or chaos and insecurity?

What are our attitudes? What are our emotions? How are we going to touch the peoples lives? Then we must intentionally take the actions to be that beacon of light that will allow people to #1 be attracted to us and #2 want to follow us on the journey. If we will ask ourselves these questions we can more effectively guide, encourage and help people through these challenging adventures of life.

So until next time, be a beacon of light to somebody in your life. Do it intentionally and make today a masterpiece!

And remember, keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading! Also the next time you’re in Central California, take a tour of the Point Sur Lighthouse.

Point to Ponder: Who is in your life right now that you can be a beacon of light to? Be intentional with spreading your light!

Please join our community of growing leaders who are spreading the light of a positive mental attitude and action. Encourage your family and friends to join our tribe. It’s free, so come join us as we spread the light and adventures that life holds for us all.


Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

Leave a Reply to Jane Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 thoughts on “Becoming a Beacon of Light

  1. Excellent message Greg. I think it is important to also back up and think about the maintenance and care the lighthouse requires to be ready to “guide the sailors through dangerous waters so that they would get to their destinations safely.” I am learning, or relearning, that we too require maintenance and care to be a beacon for others – strengthening a positive mental attitude and healthy body. There is no lack of adventures only lack of care. No matter how old I get, there are lessons to be learned and leaders needed to set a beacon to follow. Thank you for being a leader yourself and sharing the importance of beauty, learning and intentional in spreading our light!