By Remez Sasson
One of the primary obstacles to success is the lack of a definite aim – knowing what you want to achieve or attain. The lack of a definite aim results in either doing nothing, or starting one thing and then, quitting and starting something else. This kind of behavior doesn’t lead to success.
You can achieve more and better results when you define your goal, big or small, and work toward achieving it.
You cannot get anywhere, if you don’t know what you want. Often, you might start going in one direction without much thinking, but after some time, you realize that they don’t really want what they have been pursuing, and switch to something else.
If you don’t know exactly what you want, you cannot attract it into your life.
Someone focused on a definite goal is like a person, who sees his destination at the end of the road, and walks straight toward it. Another, who has no clear and definite goal doesn’t know in which direction to go, and either stands still in one spot and makes no progress, or keep changing directions, and consequently, wasting time and energy without getting anywhere.
It is usually not so simple to define goals, since most people don’t really know what they want.
Aiming at a definite goal is like focusing the lenses of a binocular or a microscope. You need to focus the lenses in order to see clearly, otherwise, you will see a blurred image. It is the same with visualization; you need to focus on a clear aim in order to attract it into your life.
You need a clear and detailed mental picture in order to focus and direct your mental and physical energy toward the realization of your goal. To do this, you need to know exactly what you want. You should not behave like a blindfolded person standing at a crossroads, not knowing which direction to take.
You need to know the destination and the direction, and only then you can proceed in the shortest and most direct way.