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.
'Where do you want to go?' was his response.
'I don't know,' Alice answered.
'Then,' said the cat, 'it doesn't matter.Take any'
Excerpt from Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
This small conversation tells us a great principle for success. Ironically most of us face the same dilemma in our personal and professional lives. Our thinking is just like Alice. We are not clear where we want to go.
We need to know where we want to go, ask directions from a knowledgeable person, make sure we are on the right path and put in our effort to move ahead overcoming all the hurdles and challenges.
If I am not clear of my destination then I must first identify my destination. This will require some effort and probing and we should ask question "Where does this road lead?", "Do I like the where this road will lead me to?"
Life is a journey. We have to identify our destination which is generally linked to our dreams. Within our dreams and aspirations, we find our opportunities.( Sue Ebaugh )
Dreams do not vanish, so long as people do not abandon them.
Having identified our dreams, we must look for a path which has the potential to make our dreams become reality.
Now just put dates against the dreams, plan small small steps to be performed. In simple words, this is called setting long term, medium and short goals and start working persistently. Give all that we have with strong belief and faith in ourselves and in god. This is bound to get us results.
Here are some quotes which essentially are the key to success
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. -- Jeremy Kitson
If what you are doing is worth doing, hang in there until it is done -- Nido Qubein
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein