Cecil J. Thompson
Just the other day, I was speaking to someone who for forty years has been trying to succeed at something, almost half a century. He told me he has done almost everything he read was necessary to do in trying to accomplish a goal or realize a vision. The man said to me half jokingly and half frustrated, "I've just about run out of inspiration." I didn't go into detail with him about what his goal and vision were and whether they were really clear. I didn't ask whether the goal he had chosen was something that felt natural to him. And I didn't ask him what actions he took to accomplish the goal. I didn't go on to ask what amount of time he spent doing what was necessary to accomplish his goal. Had I asked him those questions, they would've all been legitimate.The point is: those questions deal with the "basics" or the "nuts and bolts" of trying to accomplish something in modern society. What are the quesitons?
2) What's your goal?
3) Are your vision and goal clear?
4) Do they feel natural to you?
5) What amount of time will you spend on
your goal weekly?
These are just five questions; they are not a lot. They are simple. Asking and answering these questions honestly gives
you a basic plan to start. If you act on this plan, you will become a good manager of your own life. When we manage our lives well we are positioned to go places. Out of these basic questions comes something beautiful. When we start to see the beauty, we are inspired to go higher. Inspiration takes us to the highest mountain of accomplishment. What you might think of as forty years lost were really forty years of preparation. A lot can happen in just one year. Keep going. You are going places.