All of us, to one extent or another, make life plans. We all have a vision of where we want to be and how we want to live. For most of us, envisioning the life we want is the easy part. Making that life a reality is a different story.
Every goal involves a journey from Point A to Point B, and every journey consists of a series of steps that gets us there in the most direct way possible. So, when it comes to a really big goal, like living your best life, you have to be absolutely clear about the specific steps that you’re going to take.
You can’t afford to be hazy about the details or less than dedicated to forward momentum. If you don’t know what to do, or you don’t want to do what you need to do, your dream of a better life remains just that.
There once was a woman who saw on TV that her neighborhood was about to be flooded and the officials said everyone should evacuate.
She believed that God would save her and she ignored the warning.
Then a city worker knocked on her door and told her to leave for higher ground and she said no, “God will save me.”
Then the floods came and she had to run up to the second floor to stay dry.
A boat soon came to her second-story window to rescue her and she said no, “God will save me.”
Then the second floor flooded and she ended up on the roof of her home.
A helicopter came and she said no, “God will save me.”
Then she was swept away by the rising water and drowned.
When she got to heaven she yelled at God and said, “Why didn’t you save me?”
God said, “I sent you a warning on TV, a warning to your front door, a rescue boat, and a helicopter, why didn’t you listen?”