The path of least resistance is the easiest path to travel. A good friend of mine once said “any dead fish can float downstream.” It is easier for us to remain where we are in life rather than make significant changes to alter the course we are on. It is easy to become overwhelmed as we try to plan out a course of action to achieve our goals and dreams. Hopefully, what follows will help simplify the process and put you on a more focused course to success.
When you’ve hit the depths of despair, often you feel as though life holds nothing for you. You’re drifting from one dead end job to the next and consumed by money worries. Your wife may just have left you, your home is about to be repossessed and you’re scared your boss plans to fire you.
During life’s toughest moments, it’s extremely challenging to feel positive about the future, let alone next week or even tomorrow. Yet some of the greatest visionaries hit rock bottom before finding the will and determination to climb the ladder of happiness, health, wealth and success to make their dreams become reality. What they all had in common is the fact that they set goals for the future, helping them to create positive mental images of how life can be and give motivation to work towards it.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu
Indeed, it does.
It also begins with knowing where you want to go. After all, you can take as many steps as you want and walk your entire life without arriving anywhere because you don’t have a destination. Once we choose a destination, not only can we begin to head in the right direction, we are also able to map out our precise path accordingly.
When set properly, goals act as markers. They allow us to establish where we are on our journey at any given point. They also help us steer our direction in life so that we can constantly be heading towards the destination we choose for ourselves.