If life is a river and you floating on it in your boat, then you need to have a sense that you are moving forward – that you are progressing.
You may get this sense of progress from your career, or helping others grow and develop (children, family, close friends) - or other achievements, be it climbing mountains or keeping bees. This sense makes you feel that you are shaping your own destiny and not just being carried along by the current.
Let’s face it we will all eventually end up at the big waterfall - but don’t drift, ROW, and row with a sense of purpose!!