In Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he talks about the importance of a map. He said that if you do not have the right map for the forest that you are trekking, then diligence and attitude will not get you anywhere. The forest is essentially your life and the map is your purpose. If you work so hard but you are going toward a goal that isn’t for you then your efforts are useless. So you have to figure out the map first.
When I read this, it felt like an aha moment, and then I’m like, shit, what’s my map? Maybe Covey should have also outlined steps on how to figure out your purpose, or maybe he did but I have to reread it again. Well, I’ll just keep this information at the back of my mind so that maybe when life presents me with a map, I am able to recognize it.
Watch out for Goals and Dreams.
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