The Direction of Your Life
Ari Kiev

  

You control the direction of your life.  Only your self-concept limits you from achieving your fullest capacity.  Since changes in behavior generally precede changes in attitude, action directed toward your vision will increase your sense of purpose and belief in the possibility of success.

How can you develop a self-concept linked to your untapped potential?  First, you can decide on the kind of life you would like to lead in ten or fifteen years.  This will give you a standard for making decisions about current activities and will reduce the inclination to compare yourself unfavorably to others.  Learn to ask, "How would I handle this situation were I the person I hope to become?"  And then take action in line with your vision.

If an activity has no relationship to your vision, you may realize that you don't want to choose it.  Would the person that you want to be take on those extra tasks, drive a particular automobile, engage in particular business practices?  Defining your vision will minimize your indecision in making choices about matters unrelated to your goals.

Many people promise themselves that some day they are going to "let go" and do what they want to do.  Unfortunately, the day never comes.  Only when circumstances push them to a point where they have "nothing to lose" do they do what they have always wanted to do.

A Strategy for Daily Living has
helped hundreds of thousands of
people since its first publication
over thirty-five years ago. Providing a pragmatic compass for life, full of
practical insights and inspirational
perspectives, this book will help you
find the way to your spiritual and
creative potential in the midst of crises, challenges and pressures of daily life.

  
   

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that?  We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are
gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.

Marie Curie

  


  
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