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Character develops itself in the stream of life.
-- Goethe


Friday, October 21, 2005

Life direction

Activity with no clear direction is little more than a waste of time and energy. Yet when you give direction to your efforts, they result in true achievement.

No matter how fast and furious you’re going, if you don’t have a consistent direction then you won’t end up getting anywhere meaningful. Yet even the smallest, slowest steps, when they have a well-defined direction, can take you to the most ambitious and valuable goal.

Once you’re clear about your direction, your thoughts and actions will begin to take you there. For your life is a swift arrow in need of a target.

Know what that target is, and that is where the arrow of your life will fly. People, places, conditions and events will work together to move you in whatever direction you have sincerely and intentionally chosen.

Your wisdom and experience, your knowledge and skills, your passions and resources all are made accessible and effective when they are well focused. Provide your life with direction, and your life will provide you with accomplishment.

Thoughtfully and lovingly choose your direction, then commit yourself to it. And each moment, each action will move you toward it.

— Ralph Marston

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