THE POWER OF VISION AND GOAL SETTING.
Helen Keller was once asked, “Is there anything worse than being blind?” She replied, “Yes. The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but no vision.” Ms. Keller was very perceptive. Many people have aspirations and dreams, but prefer to sit and do nothing instead of planning their fulfillment.
You can accomplish a lot in life. Get YOUR eyes on what you want. Don’t think of the reason you can’t have something. Focus in on how. Remember what Warren Buffett said. Speaking to a group of students, the billionaire made this statement about their potential to succeed in life:
“Everybody here has the ability absolutely to do anything I do and much beyond. Some of you will, and some of you won’t. For the ones who won’t, it will be because you get in your own way, not because the world doesn’t allow you.
We have the power to control our destiny. The key is having goals and tracking them diligently enough to see them come to fruition.
Why Set Goals?
The FBI went into one town to investigate the work of what appeared to be a sharpshooter. They were amazed to find many bulls-eyes drawn on various targets with bullets that had penetrated the exact center of the targets. When they finally found the man who had been doing the shooting, they asked him what his secret was.
The answer was simple: he shot the bullet first and drew the bull’s-eye later. In application: Do we allow our activities to determine our goals, or do we have our goals determine our activities? A bumper sticker reads:“Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost ,Too.”