So far this year, I have focused your attention on discovering your truest self. Who are you? If 2014 is the year that you make significant changes and become another person, a better person, then it is vital that you discover who you are now. The absence of self-awareness is where many people fail when it comes to life improvement.
And yet there is another question you need to answer. Let’s suppose you are on a journey, but are unsure about which road to take at an upcoming intersection. What are the two pieces of information you need to make the right choice? You need to know where you are and you need to know where you are going. It sounds ridiculous for me to type that answer, but here is why I do.
Do you realize that your life is a journey? The two most important pieces of information you need as you move toward the future are where you are right now and where you are going. If you don’t know where you are now (self-awareness) or where you are going (vision), then you have certainly lost your way. Since we have already discussed where you are, let’s consider the second question: Where are you headed?
This question is about vision and purpose. Who is the person you want to become? If you will take some time to answer this question, it will decide for you many of the choices you will face in the future. Once you know where you are going, then you will know what to do. But if you don’t know where you are going, then it doesn’t matter what you do. Any choice will be work. That is the power of purpose and vision. It means that each day counts. It means that you count – And you know that you count.
So where do you want to go? Who do you want to become? You may not realize it, but if you have answered the five powerful questions of self-awareness, then you have already begun answering the vision questions. As you discover who you are, you will discover where you are going. Your reason for existence will begin to surface because the desires for your future are lying inside your heart already. The vision is already there and now that you are digging into who you are, you are also discovering where you are headed. That’s the surprise awaiting you.