Jan 18, 2011

Setting Goals

"Many people go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after." - Henry David Thoreau

"How many men spend the young years of their lives trying to climb the corporate ladder and when they get to the top, they realize their ladder's leaning against the wrong building." - Joyce Meyer

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." - George Harrison

Do you know the difference between urgent and important? Most people get so caught up in the urgency of life, living from crisis to crisis, that they fail to see what is important, yet neglected.

Slow down. Refocus. What will bring satisfaction, at the end of your life: taking care of urgent things, or important things? The phone ringing, or the child who is anxious to tell you about her day? The deadline at work, or the awards ceremony in which your child is recognized?

Set your goals thoughtfully. Don't sacrifice the thing you want most for the thing you want now. Urgent things have a way of distracting us from what's important.

On what important things will you stay focused today?

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