Define your mission and your goals in life.
Do you have a clear picture of who you want to be one year from now? Five years from now? Or are you clueless?
Begin with the end in mind means developing a clear picture of where you want to go with your life. It means deciding to set goals.
Why is it important to have an end in mind? I’ll give you two reasons.
The first one is that you are at a critical crossroads in life, and the path you choose now can affect you forever. For instance, do you want to go to college or open your own business? What type of friends do you want to have? Will you join a gang? Will you date now? Will you drink, smoke, have sex before marriage? What will you stand for?
The second is that if you don’t decide your future, someone else will do it for you. As Jack Welch, former teen and current business executive, put it, “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” “Who will?” you may ask. Perhaps your friends or family or the media. Do you want your friends to tell you what to stand for? You may have great parents, but do you want them to draw up the blueprint for your life? Their interests may be far different from yours. Do you want to adopt the values portrayed in soap operas, magazines and on the big screen?
Don’t go with the flow. Don’t procrastinate.
"Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn't first sit down and figure the cost so you'll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you're going to look pretty foolish. Everyone passing by will poke fun at you: 'He started something he couldn't finish.' Luke 14:28-29
Pr Luke Castro
YPG National Coordinator