A ship aimlessly wandering the vast oceans will never find the right port to successfully deliver its cargo.
Instead, other forces will take it over and it will be pushed and pulled in all directions by the shifting winds and currents. Never achieving anything of value and possibly ending up abandoned on the rocks.
It is your mind that gives you your direction and drives your body into action and if you cannot make up your mind on what you want to do, or where you are going, then, like a ship without a destination, you will not get very far.
To prevent all your efforts from being washed up on a distant shore, all you need is to know where you are going. Once you know this then every action you take will either advance you towards your goal or away from it.
All you need to do is to navigate through the storms that life will throw at you to get to your final destination.
As soon as you have a direction or purpose in life then decision making also becomes easy. This is because you only have to decide whether what you are thinking about doing will move you closer to your goal or away from it.
The storms and currents you are sure to face will take the form of the many distractions that surround you on your path to success.
If you allow them to they may simply slow your progress, send you off course or may even stop your progress completely. But with a firm destination in mind, you will always be able to readjust your compass and get back on the right path.
With an ever-increasing number of distractions clamoring for your attention, it has never been more important than it is now, to know where you are, and where you want to be.
Knowing this will enable you to keep going through the tough times so that you can achieve all the success you deserve.
You must take great care of the everyday things that you do, and everything that you think about. This is because your thoughts lead to actions (including the negative ones) and actions lead to results which may help you or hinder you in achieving your goal. So it is important to keep your wandering mind under control and keep that compass firmly fixed on where you want to go.
Knowing where you are going and having the ability to keep moving in the right direction will make you successful whoever you are and whatever you are doing. This simple but effective step will put you far ahead of everyone else as most people around you are busy simply going in circles!
While we are on the subject of concentrating on getting somewhere you should also have a look at our Clever article and helpful tips on Clever ways to improve your concentration.