Do you know where you’re going to?

If you don’t, one thing is certain, you’ll never get there. Is it not impossible, or at least a rare stroke of luck, for an archer to hit a target they cannot see? The same is true of attaining the life you want; if you don’t have a clear vision of who you want to be, what you want to do and what you want to have, your chances of success are roughly the same as that archer’s.

forninggroupbaldeagleeagleflightwingsanimalsAmerica’s national bird is the mighty eagle, but have you ever stopped to consider what sets this powerful bird apart? Not only does the eagle soar high in the sky, but this king of birds has the ability to see its prey from miles in the air. What the eagle has, the reason it rarely misses its target, is vision; every detail is identified and the attack plan in place before the swoop ever begins.

The late Dr. Myles Monroe said, “Vision is the key to your life having meaning,” and David the poet king wrote, “Where there is no vision, the people parish.” Okay, sounds profound, but what does it have to do with you reaching your goals? Attaining success is a lot like planning a vacation; you can’t schedule a flight, book a hotel or even pack appropriately if you don’t know where you’re going.

Wanting a good life for yourself and family is a great start, but it’s not enough. What does that great life look like? Where do you live? How do you dress? What’s in your refrigerator for a midnight snack? Yes, I’m serious; you must be able to clearly see your vision down to the minutest detail in order to manifest it. Sound like a lot of work? It’s not; in fact, it could be the most fun you’ve had in a while and you’ve had the required tools all your life though I’m willing to bet you haven’t used them in a while. All you need is your imagination and a refresher course in daydreaming. That’s it; anything your mind can see and believe, it can achieve.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the whole world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” ~ The Twelve Universal Laws of Success