Here is one question that begins to surface for many of us as we find ourselves at the beginning of a new year. It is a very important question that you should ask yourself: “Where am I going?”
If you follow your current direction, where will you be in a year? In five years? In ten? And is that where you really want to go? This is a very important question, and to get the maximum benefit, you need to be honest with yourself.
Someone once said that the best way to predict the future is to get a very clear idea of what is happening now. As scary and intimidating as this might sound, we need to do the same thing in our lives if we are not happy with where we are, at the moment.
If you ask yourself this question and you don’t like the answer very much, it is important to realize that you have the power to change your direction. You can start to do it today. In fact, you can do it this very minute, if you really want to.
All that is required is that you choose to change with all your heart. Fix the vision, the picture of what you want and where you want to be, and then follow through on that commitment with appropriate actions, one day at a time. You have the courage and the strength, the perseverance and the resilience, because you’ve already been brave enough to ask the question.
You don’t need to know exactly where you are going with pin-point accuracy, or precisely how you will get there. But you do want to have a good sense of when you are moving in the right direction. And how do you know when that is happening? Slow down, take time to reflect, and ask yourself, “Does this feel right?” Then listen for the answer, and make any necessary corrections as soon as possible.
By the way, you don’t need to wait for the new year to ask these questions. July, March, September or any other day, week or month of year will do. The important thing is to ask the question!