It is necessary to have an end in mind for without it we drift rudderless on the sea of life. The meaning of life, our purpose, is not a question we get to ask of life but rather one life asks of us. It is our responsibility to choose our destination and to focus our efforts and energies upon that end.
Weak goals do not motivate. Our imagination is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal; vividly creating an end powerful enough to pull us forward allows us to harness our deepest energies.
Mastering the art of thinking from the end is not a single, isolated, or occasional act but a lifelong process of developing, controlling, and concentrating our attention. The most successful journey of life is first a mental one. In the final analysis, we more create what we believe to be true about ourselves than what we wish or want to be true.
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” – Henry James, 1843-1916
“Our present mental conversations do not recede into the past. They advance into the future to confront us as wasted or invested words. With our inner talking, we build our world.” – Neville Goddard, 1905-1972
“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself. Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.” – Tony Robbins, b. 1960, Unlimited Power/Awaken the Giant Within
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier