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Articulate your direction

It’s true that life is unpredictable.  

But it’s also true that a directionless life is more damaging than a life paralyzed by circumstance.

“By planning to the end you will not be overwhelmed by circumstances and you will know when to stop. Gently guide fortune and help determine the future by thinking far ahead” - Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power.

 “Begin with an end in mind” - Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Many of us, this holiday season, will spend more time building and articulating our Christmas lists than we will designing our lives, clarifying our intentions, and reviewing our goals and aspirations.  

The ability and power to visualize is one of the most valuable tools at your disposal. Use it wisely and often. It will help you set a course for a fulfilled and meaningful life. It will help you clarify the direction you want to take things. Which will then help you know what to do day in and day out; help you make clear and confident decisions; help you know when you have hit your target or have gotten off track. 

Be intentional about your efforts. Always keep the end in view.