Whenever I am in Chicago, I often find myself riding the Metra train to get to the city and back. Rather than traveling with the highway herd at the amazing average speed of 35 MPH, I would rather ride with the smart people on a great mode of public transportation and make the most of my time.
Have you ever taken the train for the sheer joy of the ride and the rich opportunity to people watch? Do you ever watch someone and make up a story about his/her life? Okay, maybe I am the only one who lets her imagination wander to that extent, but trust me, it can be an interesting way to pass the time.
Okay, I digress…
As I sit here again, I am left pondering the life analogy of riding a train with all these kinsmen-strangers each day. Where are they going and what will they be doing when they get there? Do each of us have a solid plan of action in place for our “ride” in this life? Or are most of us on the fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants plan.
I have definitely lived in the latter category and can attest to the fact that the feeling of going nowhere fast is disconcerting. You can generally get away with this carefree approach to life when you are in high school and college, but as we get older our final destination and stops along the way become much more important. Life is not just about the “where” you want to go, but the “how” of getting there. Click To Tweet
Do you have a plan for the fulfillment of your dreams? And if you have a plan, do you know how you to make those dreams a reality? Developing a master strategy can be the easy part for someone like me. I don’t tend to have trouble coming up with great ideas. The implementation is the tricky part.
So you might be asking yourself, “What does she do?” I wake up each morning and decide how I will attack my day in such a way that I am supporting my dream with the right attitude and focus. I work on creating a series of easily attainable, yet challenging mini goals that keep me moving in the direction of my dream on a daily basis. I regularly assess my progress and make adjustments as needed to refocus if I have begun to drift. I pray for wisdom. I pray for guidance. I pray for God’s will to be done in my life so that He might be able to work through me to benefit others.
When you awake tomorrow, how will you decide to move in the direction of your dreams? If you don’t know what your dreams are, then I challenge you to spend quiet time each day working to discover what is most important to you and what will make your heart sing.