I’ve always loved the saying: ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. Travelling my life journey, I have taken thousands of steps along many different paths, to varying destinations with no guidance map. I’ve finally discovered the map which is leading me toward my perfect destination.
What does my perfect destination look like?
It’s an easy enough question isn’t it? So why did it take me 50 years to realise that if I have no idea where I want to be and what the perfect destination will look like when I get there, that I’m unlikely to find the right pathway to travel along and certainly wouldn’t recognise the perfect destination, even if by chance I stumbled across the right path in this dense forest they call life.
- Start with a clear vision for how you want your life to look – “Dare to Dream”…
- Set some clear goals and prioritise these
- Break down your goals into a series of smaller actions to form an Action Plan
- Take action every day, no matter how small, toward your goal
Having travelled many routes, I can see quite clearly now that only a minority of people know at an early age where their perfect destination is, what it looks like and seem to have been given a map with their route clearly marked out. They travel with ease, with little or no baggage and seemingly use their built-in satellite navigation, to steer themselves with no wrong turns, arriving at their perfect destination with plenty of time to have some fun and enjoy the view when they get there.
However, the vast majority of us trundle along many different paths with no map, no compass and loads of baggage. We are surprised when we travel full circle back to our original starting point and sometimes the baggage is so heavy we never even get past the starting line. If we are lucky we learn a few things that will help us on our next journey but often we don’t learn anything at all and the next trip just as hazardous!
Some of us may eventually come onto the right path and sadly some never do, ending their lives having learned little, lugging the baggage which has become increasingly heavier, with many regrets of the places, people and views they have never seen and what is worst, having had no fun along the way.
So how do we make sure we aren’t one of those people? Watch out for my next blog on creating a VISION BOARD… I’ll include some of the amazing examples of how some of the things I included on my vision board suddenly appeared unexpectedly in my life – be careful what you wish for!
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Take the first step and you’ve started an amazing new journey…. Life really is much simpler than we make it!
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