The road to anywhere

Are you familiar with this scenario?

You’ve arrived at an airport or got off a train and are keen to get to your final destination and rest. You jump in a waiting taxi. What’s the first question the driver will ask?

“Where to?”

Of course. There’s no point setting off until the destination is clear. Otherwise, how will they know which roads to take. The Motorway or back streets? North, south, east or west?

Setting a goal begins with simply deciding where you want to end up.

Imagine getting in the taxi and saying something like, “I’m busy and pressed for time so get on a fast road and cover as many miles as you can as quickly as possible.”

It’s easy to live life like this. Maybe we have clear ‘destinations’ in some areas – usually work, if anything – but completely lack direction in others. We are travelling fast but in no particular direction. Stressed, worn-out, frustrated…and without the satisfaction of ever feeling like we are getting somewhere we want to go.

What do you want your family dinner times to look like? What does being healthy mean to you? How would you most like to contribute to your community? How do you want to spend your weekends?

Once you know, you can begin to head in that direction. I sincerely hope what is shared here will help you define your ‘destinations’ in some areas that are really important to you.

 

 

Author: nick howes

I'm a trainer, coach and educator in the field of management and leadership. My passion is to help you set and achieve important goals that make life more as you'd like it to be in your relationships, work and community.

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