Yogi Berra said it best, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up somewhere else.” Think of your life as if you are taking a road trip. To reach your desired destination, you must plan, prepare, take the proper steps and risks to get there. Years ago, we used maps that showed the interstates and highways to plan our route. Now a days, we have GPS on our electronic devices and phones that tell us exactly where to go. It will even reroute us if we need to take a detour. Without a map, how will you know where you are going? Everyone has a different means of travel, whether it’s bus, train, plane, or car. It might take you longer than the next person, but the end result is you arrive at your desired destination.
Think in terms of your life plan. Are you equipped with the tools, guidance, support, and education to reach your goals? Take inventory of your current situation. Are you happy with where you are? If not, what’s holding you back? Do you know what you want to do? Do you know what is required of you in order to make it happen? The most common response I hear from people who encounter road blocks are due to the lack of passion, lack of goals, and lack of guidance. Without a clear direction and destination in mind, you’d be driving aimlessly.
Sometimes things happen in life that we don’t expect and we hit a road block. We get derailed and lose sight of where we are going. We are forced to take a detour to get back on track to reach our destination. Nothing ever goes according to plan, but the more prepared you are, the easier it is to forge ahead! A great example is in Yogi Berra’s book, when you come to a fork in the road, take it!
Did you know most of us spend more time planning a vacation than we do planning our lives? Build your life plan on where you want to be…not where you are today! Your life plan should address a timeframe. First, ask yourself where were you 5 years ago? Are you in the same place or have you moved ahead? How did you navigate to get to where you are today? Then ask yourself where do you want to be in 5 years? Research shows that people who write down their goals, have a higher success rate at achieving them. Stay on track by journaling your goals. “Remember, if you do not write it down, it does not exist!” –Gary Sain
Here are our top 10 books for encouragement and inspirational stories that can help you find the path to success! I hope these books will bring you as much encouragement as it did for us!
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