One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His response was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then", said the cat, "it doesn't matter." Lewis Carroll : Alice in Wonderland
Which road are you on? A highway to fulfilling your dream or a back road that’s full of unexpected twists and turns? Or something in between? I suspect that most people switch between the highway and byways with some people spending more time on one than the other. As the cat pointed out to Alice, it all depends on where you want to go, and my addition, how you want to get there!
Do you know where you are going?
Not a vague idea, not a list of what you don’t want, but a clear picture of yourself in 5, 10, 15 years’ time? Things you will have achieved, experiences you want to have had, provision made for the future… How healthy will you be? Yes, choosing your lifestyle now will determine your future health regardless of your genes!
The key to creating the future you want instead of just making decisions on a whim moment by moment, is to know your core values, and how you want to express them through your life and business/career. The bit that often gets lost is the dream of what fulfillment will look like. If you haven’t imagined your future, how will you know where you’re going, and also, how will you know when you get there?
When your values (passion) and purpose (fulfillment) are aligned, it’s easier to form a vision of the future that becomes your guide, your north star, and keeps you on track to making your dream your reality.