“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
Out of 100 people who started work at the age of 18, by the age of 65….
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…
IN A WORLD WHERE ONE THIRD OF THE POPULATION IS STILL A TWO-DAY WALK FROM A TELEPHONE…YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING SUCCESSFUL!
Remember that compass I mentioned? …
Those 360 points on the compass? …
What’s YOUR point?