“In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” — Robert Heinlein
Without an understanding of what we want from life we get what happens without conscious choice. The unconscious thinking that is the habit and internal life of most people, create destiny as surely as a future created with great conscious thought and effort toward a desired goal.
How common is it to for one of our fellows to bemoan his or her fate at having no pleasure or satisfaction in life? When I hear this I almost always see a person who has lived life without a plan. I see people ignorant of the most basic understanding that men achieve what they think about, take action to achieve, and desire.
Without a goal it is human nature to take the path of least resistance. Without a challenge that has meaning to the individual whether it is family, friends, career or purpose, life becomes a series of meaningless distractions from the tedious, mundane grind of existence.
Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” My own experience with unconscious thought and my observations of other travelers through life confirm to me that without examination and conscious thought life is less than satisfying. Socrates was right.
Think! Consciously think about hopes, desires, passions, dreams and take action. Create a life that has meaning.
Plan! Be aware of things that can be done to create in your life the things you desire.
Desire! Desire passionately striving for the goals you have identified.
Act! Take action in large and small ways to progress towards your goals.
Enjoy! Enjoy living a liberated life of conscious thought and conscious action.
The destination you seek is your choice.
Live your life with passion.
A traveler on the journey.