“You don't have to know how you are going to get there, but you must know where you want to go.”
What would you like to accomplish in the next year, two years, or farther in the future? Is your dream big or small? It is certain – you will never get there if you do not have a clear and definite ea of where “there” is. You don't have to know all the details of how you are going to accomplish your goals, not even what each step is. So often we don't get started because we aren't sure of what do and how we can accomplish what we desire, so we NEVER get started. We spend weeks, months, perhaps even years waiting until we know every step we need to take. The problem is, that seldom happens. From the starting point we can't see how it is all going to evolve. It is like a long road trip at night – we can only see as far as our headlights light up the road, but we have the faith that the headlights will continue to show us the road – a little at a time. If we know where we are going and keep moving forward we will arrive at our destination. However, if we don't have a destination mapped out, we may end up in a place we don't like and don't want to be.
Going after a big dream or goal is the same. We have to take the first step with the faith that we will be shown the way – the way will be revealed to us as we continue on our path. It helps to have a plan, written down. Start with the end in mind (your dream) and fill in as much as you can, then get into action. Waiting for everything to line up before you start will result in you NEVER starting. It just results in wishing and hoping. You have to know where you want to go, what you desire to accomplish. Don't be afraid to dream big. Then create a vision statement of your desired future, exactly as you wish your future to be. From that you can start identifying the action steps you will need to take. If you don't know all of them just start with the first step. What can you do today, this week, and in the next 30 days that will start moving you toward your desired future? You will find that if you keep your eyes on the goal, the next step will always be in front of you, just like the headlights showing you the next piece of road you need to travel. Keep moving forward, even one small step at a time, and you will be living your highest dreams, perhaps even sooner that you imagined.