The hard thing about doing nothing is you never know when you’re done.
Sounds silly, doesn’t it? Yet that’s very close to the way a lot of people live their lives. They have no particular direction for their life or their career. They’re just putting in time and hope it all works out. Well it’s not going to work out.
Imagine a plane full of passengers. The captain comes on the intercom and says, “Thank you for choosing our airline. I’m not exactly sure when we’ll take off or when we’ll arrive. As a matter of fact, I’m not even sure where we’re going. Hopefully, we’ll get to where you want to go at the right time. For now, just sit back and enjoy the ride.”
You would probably think, “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard — a captain who doesn’t know where he’s going.” Yet how many people who are captains of their own life journey have no idea where they’re going or how they’ll get there?
One thing for certain, if you don’t have a destination or a goal, you’ll end up somewhere you don’t want to be. Are you willing to do that? Are you willing to let your future be determined by chance or circumstance? Or do you want the ability to shape your future and make your dreams come true?
Obviously, you want the latter. And it starts when you take the time to actually write what you want on a piece of paper. Strange as it may seem, the act of writing tells your subconscious mind that of all the millions of possibilities in the world, these few written items are the things you really want. As soon as you write them out, your mind begins to focus on how to bring those things into your life. Try it. It works!
Action: Take ten minutes and write–actually write out–what you want to achieve in your life, your job, your relationship, and any other area that is important to you. Then read the list every morning, and watch for the progress you’ll begin to make.