Many people go through life with no road signs, no road maps, no GPS. They travel life’s journey without a guidebook, and they don’t bother to hire a guide anywhere along the way. The thing is, if you don’t know where you’re going, where are you travelling to? And if you don’t have a destination in mind, are you really travelling, or are you just wandering around?
You’ve probably read this passage from Lewis Carroll before:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where —” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
How does it apply to your own life? Are you wandering passively through life with no destination in mind? Do you set clear goals for your life and take conscious action to achieve them? Have you asked yourself the three questions?
Setting goals and taking conscious action to work toward achieving them is the only way to get off Someday Isle and take control of your life. Since there’s no one guidebook on life, consider making your own personal guidebook for life.
Take a notebook or set up a folder on your computer to get going. Start with some of the exercises on this blog: whichever ones you think are most useful in your life. You may want to set up separate sections for each exercise, leaving space to review them at a later date. Some ideas: