Where do you want to go, be or do? Well, the first thing you need to do is find out where you’re at. People tent to miss that part. They immediately see something they want and start moving towards it without giving much thought to the direction they need to take. This isn’t a physical direction unless you’re talking about a place but your inner direction. You really need to know who you are first.
If you know you wanted to pick up a specific item at a specialty store at the Mall of America, what is the first thing you’d want to do as you walked into this huge multi level mall with over 520 shops and 50 restaurants? Would you start walking aimlessly around the complex that’s as large as seven Yankee Stadium’s until you found your store, not likely?
This first thing you’d want to do is check the marquee to find out what part of the complex your specialty store is in. What do you do next, start walking? NO. The next step, and this is the part a lot of us make in regards to our own growth, is check to see where you’re at. On the marquee it’s usually in big bold letters that say, YOU ARE HERE.
Now you know where you are in relation to where you want to go. And just like the walk you’ll be making to get to that store, don’t get discouraged because it’s a long walk to get there. Remember to keep thinking about what it’ll be like once you reach your destination (goal) and pick up (achieve) that item (desire) that you’ve wanted to get.