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Stay The Course With Vision

The great writer CS Lewis had a great way of explaining the dangers of a life lived without milestones. He said, The safest road to hell is the gradual one the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

Time wait for no man, as we all learned when we were kids. If we choose to drift though life, we might wake up at the age of 45, or even 65, in an existence that we desperately wish we understood or could change. A wise not-so-old saying that stills hold true: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,

Having a vision and setting goals is the key to life. A life without vision is living hell. Imagine not knowing where you are, where you are going, or why you are here. Imagine hating your present, living in your past, with no dreams of your future. Life, in every aspect, must be lived like a race. Career, marriage, kids, business, faith all of it.

When you can effectively communicate your vision and help others catch it, there is no limit to how big your dream can grow, and how much success you will have. Big dreams come true when you start with small things. As Dale Carnegie put it, Dont be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

Setting short-term goals is essential to achieving the vision. You keep climbing, step-by-step, putting one foot in front of another, conquering the pebbles till, before you know it, youre on the top of the mountain. Crossing each milestone and marking each one will give you a clear idea that you are heading in the right direction, and that you have just got one step closer to your end goal. And when you aim for the next goal post and miss, you have your last milestone to cling to, and it will encourage you. This works for everything, form business to child-rearing.


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