Tomorrow’s (Intended) Results Drive Today’s Actions

Setting goals, making plans, keeping focus, visualizing the outcome, all the things that we know about the value and benefits of setting Goals comes down to one simple principle. It is:

  • Where we want to go tomorrow, drives what we need to be doing today

Restated in a slightly different way, where we want to be TOMORROW will be determined by what we do TODAY.

It’s like a rule of human behavior: future intent determines present action. Where we want to be is the key factor in driving what we need to be doing today. That’s why if you want to know how someone really feels about something, pay attention to what they do, not what they say. If their actions don’t reflect a geniune intent to make something happen, we can be certain that it won’t.

The reason reading blogs and websites like this one is important is that this kind of idea, this line of thinking or belief, is critical to making the right choices. Once we understand what the rules are, once we believe in the right principles, taking the correct action becomes easy.

Remember though, we do still have to take the right action! I think the missing ingredient from The Secret was the fact that, as Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves”. I’m not aware of any repeatable scientific evidence which shows that sitting and wishing for something is sufficient to make it happen. But when we marry the right thoughts to simple regular action, the results become virtually inevitable.

Thinking makes it so. That’s why successful people are able to remain successful. They think better than others do. How they think about money, service, work, planning and setting goals leads them to make better decisions and get better results.

3 Responses to “Tomorrow’s (Intended) Results Drive Today’s Actions”

  1. Jasmin says:

    Meggie,Larry recommends these 2 favetiros:Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis; The Grace Awakening, Chuck SwindollI love A Shepherd Looks At The 23rd Psalm, Phillip Keller; also, I just read Jon and Kate Gosselin’s book, Multiple Bles8ings! Awesome book!

  2. That’s an astute answer to a tricky question

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