“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat.
“I don’t much care where…” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the cat.
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
The cat was right.
If you don't know where you are going you may as well stay where you are.
Some people don't know where they ARE let alone where they want to go.
A compass has 360 degrees or points, and if you do not know where you are, you have 359 chances out of 360 to go where you didn't want to be in the first place.
So if you are at a point in your life that you can build upon that will impel you towards your goal or target then great. But what if you are not?
You need to focus on what you want. Your destination.
You need a road map!
Nobody says 'let's go on holiday' and then gets in the car drives off and waits to see where they end up.
If I asked you to meet me in London and you were in Manchester, there is a big chance that you might look at a map or turn on your Sat-Nav .
You must start with the destination in mind. You have to have a clear defined and resolute goal or target and then you must aim at it. If not, you are going to drift through life and end up as one of the masses. You will have wasted your life, wasted your potential, wasted your dreams and aspirations.
The UK at the moment is made up of some startling facts and figures...
- 100% of the population want to be successful
- 80% of families didn’t buy or read a book last year
- 75% of teenagers want to be famous but have no idea what for
- 70% of adults haven’t been to a bookshop in 5 years
- 60% of all paperbacks sold are romance
- 58% of graduates never read another book after graduating
- 50% of hardback books bought are never read past page 22
- 48% of all hardbacks sold are romance
- 40% of all men don’t read anything except at work
- 32% of men read nothing but newspaper sports pages
- 1 is a millionaire
- 3 are still working
- 4 have adequate capital to retire
- 29 are dead
- 63 are dependent on social security, friends, relatives or charity
Only 5% of the adult population can comfortably retire at 65.
The other 95% are dead, broke, or dead broke!
But...when you consider the resources around us right now...
Remember that compass I mentioned? ...
Those 360 points on the compass? ...
What's YOUR point?