Knowing What You Want
A ship without direction is a mere vessel. A car without navigation is an ordinary vehicle. An artist without a path is just a being floating in thought. Life is murky and clarity helps with foresight. Are you clear about what you want? If not, place yourself first. It is perfectly acceptable to be self-centered. Always understand that if you do not place yourself front and center, no one else will. There is power and certainty in intention.
Where to Start?
Everything begins and ends with you. No one has the power to influence your inner compass. Allowing someone to dictate direction is possible with one’s assistance. This happens when an individual relinquishes control of the steering wheel. Do not allow it. Dig down and get clear. Writing a list of ideas is a noble start. Make a list for your personal, professional, spiritual, mental, social, financial, and emotional facets. Your priorities should be clear. Make time to refine these thoughts. It all starts and ends with your word.
What makes you happy? What are you passionate about? What do you care about? Stop settling for a life of mediocrity and go after what you truly care about. Life is evaporating quickly. Every day lived is a day lost. Be authentic in all that you do and this starts with knowing what you want. What makes you angry? What brings pain and agony? What are things you simply won’t tolerate? Doing something without purpose or passion is maddening. You cannot imitate joy no matter how much you try. Knowing what you won’t stand for is half of the equation.
Energy and Effort
Upon the conclusion of the discovery phase, the need for massive action awaits. Energy and effort are needed in order to start realizing gains. Seems obvious but at times, that which is obvious is overlooked. Plan on giving colossal amount of emotional and mental energy towards the desired direction. Plan for the successes and plan for the failures. The most important part of every plan is planning on your plan not going according to plan. Preparation will save the day, time, and mental energy.
Keep Pushing, Keep Grinding
When everything aligns and flows in the preferred direction, a mystical pulsation is felt. This is momentum in action. Feel and build upon it. Keep pushing forward with momentum on your side. There will progress and there will be setbacks. No matter the current trend, keep grinding onward. As long as you are aware of the desired direction, you will eventually get there. Thanks in part to the dedicated precision, you will reduce wasted hours and energy. Do not forget to thank yourself later.