Have you decided what it is you really, really want?
I was intrigued when I first heard this kind of question. Because I immediately realised that we think we know what we want only to go about life with anything but the kind of clarity required for commitment, dedication, and persistence that guarantee achievement.
You must raise your level of awareness. Have a daily schedule for doing that. A repetitive, never-dying process for keeping you alert and conscious of your progress (or regress) and then doing what you can to ensure that when you go to bed at night you are much better than what you were when you woke up in the morning.
Some times it looks as though we should just get one thing we can do now (and not everyday) that will bring our desired change. We don’t need to get a machine gun (or whatever) that can blast the rocks of our limitations; all we need is that constant drop of water (daily diligence) that eventually wears out the rock (of our present experience).
So, know what you want in life. Know whom you want to serve. Be clear about the change you want to make. When the mind is definite about its course, it becomes impossible not to arrive and the individual becomes even more responsible. Interestingly, that’s how it’s been set by the Author of life.
Perspective for the achiever is always relative to her/his vision of destiny and achievement. It is where you are going in life that will determine if you have time for frivolities. Wisdom comes from binding ourselves to a specific purpose and pursuing it with all our hearts. In keeping before your eyes the picture of the man or woman you want to be, it becomes binding on you to treat all on your journey not as you are currently but as you want to be (and are becoming).
I live you with what I consider a succinct advice:
“The continuing nature of the life process and our brief mortal encounter with it calls for the cathedral perspective. It calls for us to gain hindsight from all that went before, which is history, with its failures, successes, fashions, and traditions. It calls for us to gain foresight by imagining a better world ahead for all by passing on our trials, errors, and achievements as lessons in leadership. It calls for us to live in the present, longing for neither yesterday nor tomorrow, but rather facing what today offers, boldly, optimistically, and flexibly.” — Denis Waitley
Credit: Image above from Google. Image below from Robin Sharma.