Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Nobody wakes up and says “today I want to drift.” But if we’re not living an intentional life according to design, then the chances are we’re drifting. And nobody ever drifts to a place they want to be!
When we are drifting, we lose perspective. Without a clear destination in view, the challenges on the journey seem pointless. Like a hiker without a compass or GPS, we walk in circles, lost in a forest of unrelated events and activities. We eventually wonder if our life has any meaning and despair of finding purpose.
The answer to this drift is life planning. Creating a plan for yourself and mapping out your priorities to focus your actions and get the life you truly desire. A life plan is a written document that defines your priorities and the actions required to achieve your goals in the main areas of your life. This document evolves over time as you tweak it along the way.
If we don’t know what our own priorities are, it’s going to be very difficult to order our life in a way that gets us what we want. Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don’t necessarily want to do, to get a result you really like to have.
There’s no way around it—we live in the aftermath of our choices. But the good news is, our decisions are the one thing we can control. Today’s the day to make those choices really count.
You can’t change the past, but all of us have the power to change the future. The right choices today will radically alter the shape of tomorrow.
Summing-up: Happiness comes not in obtaining anything, but in the pursuit of things that are important to you.