Everything is connected. Every action you take, every thought you have, every word you speak has consequences. Individually small perhaps, but collectively incredibly powerful. So small we dismiss them, yet the minutes accrue and the days fly by and then the years too. You are what you repeatedly do. If your moments are not moving you toward your goals and your dreams, then you are drifting away from them.

And if you lack goals, if you have not put substance into your dreams and desires by giving them written form, fleshed out and shown a path to fruition via action plans, deadlines and accountability check points… well, you must not want them very much and you’d better start resigning yourself to being far less than you could be. Not saying you won’t make something of your life, just that it will be a pale shadow of what might have been.

It’s your one and only life, right? (If you’ve found a way to have a backup life stashed away somewhere, please, please let me in on your secret!) So, to make the most of your one and only life, you must learn to own your days, day after day. A well-planned life, a well-lived life, is simply a series of well-planned days, days that have purpose you are passionate about, days that move you forward, onward and upward even only by a smidgeon. Tomorrow belongs to those who planned for it today. To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

Closing Quotes:

“You have been given a gift—your life. What will you do with it?” – Michael Hyatt, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

“Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.” – Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970

“I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacation with better care than they do their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.” – Jim Rohn, 1930-2009

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier