From The Moment We Wake Up Till The Time We Go To Bed,
We Are Continually Making Choices.
Sometimes we choose wisely, other times we choose randomly. It is very important to know what our goals are if we want to be able to choose the right path forward. I love the story of Alice In Wonderland because there are so many truths contained in that children’s book! If you remember, at one point, Alice comes to a fork in the road and asks the Cheshire Cat, “Which road do I take?” When the cat asks the very reasonable question, “Where do you want to go?” Alice
Truer words were never spoken! Another way to put this is to say that if you have no idea where you are going, how do ever expect to get there? You can take the scenic route or the direct road, but you will not even know when you have arrived. Many people set goals in exactly this way: “I want to make more money.” That is not a goal. If I make $10 today and $11 tomorrow, I have made “more money” but neither amount will feed my family for a day! However, if I say, “This year I want to make $10,000 more than last year,” we now have a concrete, measurable goal that we can chart progress toward and know when we have arrived.
The most important thing to remember when we are considering “forks in the road” is that we are responsible for our choices. JK Rowling, a lady who is no stranger to success, said, “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” If you believe this statement, it means that our choices actually reflect our inner person, no matter what the outside looks like. In fact, our outside will come to reflect our inside based on our choices to a large degree!
If you are at a fork in the road, set your sights on a goal. Work toward that goal and ignore the other things around you. If you do this, you will find that you are quickly moving toward a better you before you even realize it!