Being the father of 3 grown boys, I’ve been known to “lecture” them a lot about life. Having recently retired from the Air Force and been on the job hunt, I’m had to remind myself to practice what I preached. One of my “lectures” focused on the importance of setting goals and how that goal was like a destination put into a GPS. There is always more than one way to get to your goal…usually one particular way is recommended. Every once in awhile something unexpected happens…might be a traffic jam, accident or you just simply missed a turn but you hear that voice come through your phone and it says “recalculating”. Doesn’t say you’ve missed that opportunity and you can’t get to your destination, just tells you a different way to get there. Life is the same way. You might have a goal, you have your mind set on how you want to achieve it and then something unexpected happens. That’s when friends, family, co-workers and mentors step in and help you “recalculate”.

The first step in either using your GPS or figuring out what you want to do is setting that goal or destination…then you can move forward. Then, whether you are the goal setter or know somebody with a goal, do something today to help that destination get reached.

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