Here are a few thoughts I have run across recently. They are about goals and planning. Work on them.

This can seem like an inescapable paradox, but when we get to the heart of the matter, the entire situation becomes clear. First, you must be clear about what you want from your life, because your desires and goals will direct your decisions and actions. When faced with a big decision, keep your goals clear in your mind. Think about which choice will bring you closer to your goals.

When you’re focused on a goal, you define the direction of your life, so any decision you make will bring you closer to your goal. The difference then becomes, which path will bring you to your goals more directly and gracefully? Which path will be more fun, challenging and rewarding for you to travel?

When we consider the future, we tend to imagnine in general feelings about the big picture of what we think our life will be like. An idea about the future can be very attractive when considered from our present moment, but the tiny details of every day life affect us, so more precise consideration of the future is necessary.

Imagine your life three months, then one year after making each choice. Focus on the details of your daily routine. What are your daily challenges? Do you thrive on overcoming them? Do you loose yourself in what you’re doing? Do you connect with others? Are you contributing to your cause? Does each day bring you closer to reaching your goals? What are the possible final outcomes of each choice? What are some possible obstacles that you didn’t expect, that might be a huge hindrance to you on a daily basis? Our attitude toward the daily details can make all the difference in our lives.

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