Without changing your direction, you cannot change your destination.
A powerful statement, and so true. Think about it. In life, we often expect a different destination, but we stay on the same road and yet we are shocked when we don’t arrive at the place we say we want to arrive.
Success is simple. The problem is, we have this “I want it now” mentality – a society that expects everything to just materialise without any effort. If the destination is being debt free, they rely on winning the lottery or think that somehow the ‘debt fairy’ is going to come take the debt away, meanwhile they are still spending money they don’t have on crap they don’t need. The destination might be different, such as getting a promotion, losing weight or running a successful business.
They know the destination they want, but the course they choose doesn’t lead to their destination. Whatever your desired outcome, you have to look at your course to determine whether or not what you are doing you will get there. If the destination is having a harmonious, passionate, fulfilling marriage and family life, you have to make sure your course will lead you there.
Let’s look at a pilot. What did the pilot have to do to become a pilot? He had to learn how to fly. He had to learn how the airplane works. He had to learn how to land that thing in case of an emergency. He has to know how to solve problems all along the way. There are so many skills he has to know in order to chart the course, take the plane 35,000 feet in the air, and stay on course until he gets all of the passengers safely on the ground at their destination.
It’s the same for you with your goals. Most people don’t have any problems in picking a destination. The issue is getting there.
You have to chart the course and evaluate – what skills do I need in order to reach my destination? The bottom line is,without a change of direction, you won’t change your destination.
Many people have chosen a course that doesn’t take them to where they want to go. Some have not even picked out a destination. There are others who have charted a course, but they ran into blocks and they quit – they quit when they ran out of skills, when they should have gained more skills.
It takes skills to reach your goals, and you can learn those skills. You can push through if you have run out of skills, or you don’t know how to solve a problem, or you don’t know which direction to go. You can invest in yourself – increase your skills so you can solve the problem.
Take the time today to evaluate your course. Will it get you where you want to go? If not, you either have to change your direction, or change your destination.