Over the years, I have made it a habit of planning my day the night before. When I turn off my laptop for the night, or close a book I was reading, I spend quiet moments in which I find myself mentally arranging the next day – the must-dos, the priorities, and family activities. And as I say a prayer and thank God for today, I feel blessed and relaxed because some how, I sense tomorrow (which is in itself a gift), is already planned and will be OK. Satisfied, I rest peacefully, tomorrow’s vision firmly implanted in my mind. And I wake up the next day, ready to tackle the tasks ahead of me.
On a grander more important level, what is your vision for your life?
Do you know that most people really do not have a solid vision or direction for their lives? Of course, we all admire those who have ‘made it’ – those leaders who run our communities, businesses, schools, churches, etc; but how about you? Do you have dreams, are you working on them and do you believe – deep down – that one day, you will be living your dream life? Are you able to see into your future beyond today’s circumstances?
What fundamentally aligns us to our purpose is where we believe we deserve to be and should be doing in the future.
The foundation that sets you up for a meaningful life is the vision you have for yourself. Where do you see yourself in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years from today? It can’t be where someone else sees you. This vision has to be specific and deeply embedded in your being.
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