Answer This Simple Question, and You’ll Know Where You’ll End Up

You may sometimes wonder if you’re going in the right direction; that is, in the direction of your most important goals. Knowing what you want is good, but it doesn’t mean that you’re moving towards it. In other words, deciding on your destination doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll end up there.

There’s a simple question you ask yourself, and it will tell you whether or not you’ll end up where you want. Before I give you the question, let me preface it by saying this. Ultimately, it’s not what you want (i.e., your desires) or what you say (i.e., your words) that determines where you end up (i.e., your results); it’s what you do (i.e., your actions).

With that in mind, here’s the question: Where are your daily actions (or routines) leading me? I mean after eliminating the standard activities (e.g., eating, sleeping, brushing your teeth, showering, etc.), what activities do you perform daily? What activities are monopolizing your time and energy.

Answering those questions will give you a good idea of where you’ll end up. That’s just another way to say that, if your daily activities aren’t supporting your most important goals, you won’t reach them. It’s that simple.

This question makes it hard for you to lie to yourself. If you’re not working on your goals daily (or at least often enough), you won’t reach them; you’ll get where your actions (and habits) are taking you.

Review your daily schedule. And if, like many people nowadays, you invest most of your time and energy in consuming social-media content and other forms of media, realize that there’s very little chance you’re going to accomplish anything significant any time soon.

Achieving your goals require time and energy, and this calls for discipline. You must dedicate yourself to your meaningful goals. If a goal is important to you, you must allocate time and energy to it—and preferably daily.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.