Steering your course

When I was growing up, my parents always told me I could be/do anything I set my mind to. At the time, I didn’t really understand that. But this morning, I’m seeing that expression in a different way.

I’m realizing the power of intention. I am realizing that by directing my focus to the things that I want, I will be able to make them happen. Instead of drifting along, I can steer my course.

I know that you are probably thinking, “duh, that’s pretty obvious to most of us.” But is it really? How many times does your day/life manage you? How often do you feel stuck in a situation, and feel like you have no choice? How many times have you done things because you’ve always done them and hate to rock the boat?

I know that describes a lot of my life. So what does it take to change that?

What could you accomplish if you write down a goal and the next actions to reach it?

And not just a little goal, what about a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (to borrow from Jim Collins)?

I recently participated in Financial Peace University and EntreLeadership training through Dave Ramsey and his team. His ideas of debt-free living and powerful leadership are attainable but only if you are intentional about putting those habits in place. But how great would life be if you did?

I spent part of my day off yesterday working on “My Ideal Week” spreadsheet, suggested by Michael Hyatt on his blog “How to Create More Margin In Your Life” as well as on my Life Plan, again, thanks to Mr. Hyatt. What a great feeling to craft a schedule in which I control the focus – instead of being led into who knows what. Once I make this planning a habit, there’s no telling how far I can go.

How will you steer your course today?