“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”
~ Cheshire Cat
I’m in the midst of two significant projects: Publishing and marketing my first book (watch for it this spring) and leading an organization that is engaged in its first strategic plan. While reading some materials from Board Source about strategic planning, I came across the quote above from Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The statement is refreshing in its simplicity and truth. You’ve got to know where you want to end up, or you will meander, rather than reach destination.
Cheshire Cat’s statement is a great reminder about getting clear on our priorities. It’s rather like a pep talk .
If you find yourself always asking which way to go and what your best course of action would be, you may want to pause and consider where you want to end up. Then, consider the path you’re on. Will it take you where you want to end up? If you need to correct you path, act now!
January is a great time of year to get clear on your priorities. We’re just three weeks into the New Year, so if you discover that you need to back up and reroute, you have plenty of year to get where you want to go.
This week, do two simple things:
1) Decide what you would like your relationships/career/finances/creative projects to look at on 12/23/2012. Write it down.
2) Picture how far along the path to your destination to you want to be on 06/23/2012.
3) Make a 5 month and an 11 month checklist of what needs to happen by your target dates so that you can begin to put needed action into perspective.
4) Watch an inspiring video to get your energies flowing. Here’s one you may enjoy: Simply The Best mind movie.
Enjoy examining the path you’re on. As usual, I welcome your comments. As always, make it a great week.
Destiny Rising, LLC