This is from Roy H. Williams’ “Monday Morning Memo”. I thought it was quite powerful and worth sharing. And what I like about this, is that it doesn’t pertain to just business. You can use this for any number of goals in life – that trip to the Mediterranean, or learning more than that one Jimmy Buffett song on the acoustic guitar sitting in the corner, saving enough to buy that ’66 Mustang, or maybe that ’68 Camaro, or perhaps the ’57 Chevy…
How to Get Where You Want to Go
1. See your destination in your mind.
â€œWhen you donâ€™t know where youâ€™re going, any road will get you there.â€
â€“ White Rabbit
2. Start walking.
â€œThe journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.â€
â€“ Lao Tzu (604 BC – 531 BC)
3. Think ahead as you walk.
“Itâ€™s like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” â€“ E.L. Doctorow
4. Donâ€™t quit walking.
“Don’t wait. Where do you expect to get by waiting? Doing is what teaches you. Doing is what leads to inspiration. Doing is what generates ideas. Nothing else, and nothing less.” – Daniel Quinn
5. Make no deadlines.
â€œPatience is the best remedy for every trouble.â€
– Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC – 184 BC)
â€œI am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.â€
– Margaret Thatcher, April 4, 1989
6. Look back at the progress you made each day.
â€œGod saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning â€“ the sixth day.â€ Genesis 1:31
7. If evening finds you at the same place you were this morning, take a step before you lay down.
The magic isnâ€™t in the size of your actions, but in the relentlessness of them. “It is better to burn the candle at both ends, and in the middle, too, than to put it away in the closet and let the mice eat it.” – Henry Van Dyke
Never let a day pass without making, at the very least, a tiny bit of progress. Do NOT tell yourself youâ€™ll make up for it tomorrow. (That seductive lie is the kiss of death.) Make a phone call. Lick a stamp. Correct a misspelled word. Something. Anything.