As I have talked about before, the New Year brings about excitement and big eyes towards new goals. This is one of my favorite times of the year because motivation is very high. Unfortunately for many, it does not last long. For most, the vision is lost not because motivation is gone, but because they never really set up a plan or as I like to call it, a “Road Map”. For those of you who are committed and hungry to achieve your goals in 2013, this write up on having road map is for you.
The no brainer of this post is if you want to get to a destination you need a map or in 2013, Google maps. When most hear this obvious statement they think too simply. They see their road map as a piece of paper with the start and the destination. When a road is closed during their journey they have no way to determine where to go next and this is where their journey stops. Your map is not just lines going from point A to point B, but a detailed map of every turn, detour, historical marker, elevation change, city, and pit stop along the way.
The great thing about your road map to success is you decide where changes need to be made, where curves will take place and where the detours are. This map is created before, and altered during your journey. We cannot predict where construction may be, but when we approach it, we can look down at our map and decide what our alternate route may be. If it doesn’t work, we will add streets and short cuts. The map is yours.
Yes, this road map is real. It is an actual piece of paper, poster board, our journal that outlines everything you do and are going to do. It will hold signs of detours, cities, and historical markers in your life as they approach. No one will have your map and no one can reach the destination you reach using your map because it is unique to you. A journey or road trip can be scary, but what is there to fear when you are the one in charge of the path? Remember, you are the captain of your ship, don’t let others decide where the ship will go, or how fast it will sail. Begin your road map today, stay committed and continue down the road towards your dreams.