In Alice in Wonderland, Alice meets the Cheshire Cat and asks him for directions-
She says, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
To which the Cheshire Cat replies, “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
Alice: “I don’t much care where…so long as I get somewhere.”
The Cheshire Cat: “Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go, you’re sure to get there, if only you walk long enough.”
If, like Alice, you don’t know where you’re going, you will find it difficult to get anywhere meaningful; you’ll get lost in the current and fall victim to your impulses (most of which will take you further and further away from success).
Having a purpose and direction, however, will help guide your energy on actions that will move you closer to your goals. You’ll find it a lot easier to make decisions pertaining to your life or business and anytime you come across a bump or a fork on the road, having your final destination in mind should give you the motivation to keep moving forward.
Onwards and upwards my friends