Have a vision
Let's be honest, it's easier not to. If you don't have a vision for your life, you can "go with the flow," and be in the moment doing and being whatever comes your way. Even better, you will also never be disappointed if you don't aspire to anything. Sure, you won't be living a life you designed, but that's okay, the life other people have designed for you will do just fine.
Until it doesn't.
I know many people who don't want to put in the time and effort to clearly define their vision and think about their goals. However, it seems evident to me that the most accomplished people are those with a vision for their lives. They set goals, create plans and remain focused on the tactics to help them achieve those goals. The people that have goals are the people that are leading, improving, and continually influencing others to grow.
Begin with the end in mind. Have a vision, set goals, create a plan, execute.
P.S. This is my next project. I'm excited to share more with you in the future about the special online course I'm creating around proper goal setting.