"Would you get into a taxi and tell the cabby, 'Driver anywhere.'"

Would you wander onto the first plane you saw at the gate without bothering to ask where it is flying?

Of course not. Yet it's amazing how unfocused we can be about the biggest asset we have - our lives.

Goals shouldn't be blurry, half-baked or fuzzy. Living a deliberate life requires being focused because today you're living out the choices you are making today.

The more precise, exact, streamlined and specific you are about where you are going, the more powerful your life will be. it's like painting by numbers in reverse.

First comes the big picture, then the bits that make the big picture complete.

The above are the words of Deborah Shaw and it is as true today as years ago that it was said. Why someone will live his/her without any plan is a mystery that one can hardly decipher. We have always heard that those who fail to plan, are setting themselves up for failure but the issue is that majority of people living think we need not plan or set goals for our lives. They tend to believe that life should be lived anyway it comes.

If you happen to be in this position, you need to wake up from this delusion. Life is just like a computer, it is what you feed into it that you get as the output. A life without plan is destined for doom and misery. If you don't want your life to fit into this category, then NOW is the time to have a goal for your life. The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are heading. Can you state clearly the direction you are heading this year? Do you know where you are heading in life? In case you are not sure, it is never too late to start planning. If you wish to be useful or happy in life, then you need to have a goal you are pursuing because a man/woman without a definite aim in life can neither be useful nor happy.

Let me end with this quote and I hope you will ponder on it: "More men fail through lack of purpose than through lack of talent." - W. A. Billy Sunday.

This is to your success in 2006.

Adebola Oni

Author's Bio: 

Adebola Oni is the Author of the life-changing book, The Lessons Of Life, available at http://www.the-lessons-of-life.com.In case you want to learn how to set effective and compelling goals, you can visit: http://www.the-lessons-of-life.com/goals.htm