“If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.”–Henry Kissinger
How true is that? How many of us have wasted our lives on roads leading to nowhere simply because we didn’t have a clear direction to go? We spend days, weeks, months, or maybe even years trying to decide what to do and before we know it, all that we have done is follow those pointless paths.
Maybe there are so many possible career paths that you are interested in that it is hard to choose just one.
Maybe you have quite a few talents and you are not sure which one to refine and work on so that you can excel at using it.
Maybe you are interested or passionate about a variety of things and they are all calling to you at the same time and you can’t decide which one to listen to and follow.
I have been there more than once in my life. I have followed those roads leading to nowhere. I have learned from my mistakes and decided that I will not waste any more time.
Life is too short to be wasted away in “deciding”. Don’t get me wrong, we need to think through certain things but if all we do is “think through” and take time”to decide” then we will never decide on anything.
In order to get to where we want to be and to stop following these roads leading to nowhere, we have to get focused and set some goals…Have a specific place that you are going towards.
I want to share with you a few things that you can do to get more focused and to find that place where you want to go in life.
1. Prioritize your life.
What things are important to you? Family? Friends? Being a homeowner? Helping those in need?
Write out all the priorities that you currently have in your life and then put them in order from the most important to the least important.
2. Set Goals
First, set your long-term goals. After that, break those down into smaller short-term goals that will help you reach your long-term goals.
Then compare these goals with your priorities. Your priorities and goals must go hand in hand.
Let’s say that you have a long-term goal of living in Hawaii ten years from now but your number one priority is family. Your family lives in Tennessee. Your Hawaii goal and your family priority don’t really mesh. Rework. Reconsider. If in the end you decide that they do go together-then great and if not-chuck the Hawaii goal or just change it to a vacation to Hawaii with your family. 😉
If you want to have a fulfilled life, then it’s important that your goals and priorities work together.
3. Start walking down the road that leads to the completion your goals!
I am all about writing things out (ask anybody that knows me well). However, once you have your goals and your priorities worked out, pick the first one and get to steppin’!!
If your goal is to finish your degree, start searching for the college, financial aid, etc and then apply!
If your goal is to be a better piano player, then find a teacher and get lessons or look up lessons on youtube.
If your goal is to be a better father or mother, then find a mentor, read a book, read the Bible, and pick one quality that you want to work on this week, write it down, and get to work on it!
Proverbs 10:14 says Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
This is not just talking about money, friends. Do you want to be wealthy emotionally? spiritually? Do you want to be happy and fulfilled? STOP BEING LAZY! STOP WASTING TIME “DECIDING’! Get to work and complete the purpose you have been placed on this earth to do!
4. Above all these things, pray!
The One who created you has a much better plan than you could ever have. He loves you and Jeremiah 29:11 says that HE knows the plan that He has for you and it is to give you a future and a hope.
Blessings on Your Journey! I pray that you will no longer choose the paths that lead to nowhere and that you find peace, joy, balance, and fulfillment!