Our institute lesson was called "Charting a Safe Course" and it really got me thinking. Brother Jacob's started out with an example from Alice In Wonderland. When Alice is walking through the forest and happens upon the Cheshire Cat. Alice asks him which road she should take and he tells her it all depends on where she wants to go. She simple reply's that she does not know where she wants to go and he then says " If you don't know where you want to go then it doesn't matter which road you take" (or something to that effect) Brother Jacob's then told us to get out some paper and to write 2 goals we wanted to accomplish this year, in the next 5 years, and then for the net 20 years.
And that's when it kind of hit me.. Do I know where I want to go? I sometimes think, I don't even know what I am going to do tomorrow... let alone in the next 20 years!
But after I thought about it for a while, it became much easier to think of how and who I want to be down the road. And if I don't write the things down that i would love to accomplish in life, there is a less likely chance that they will actually happen. hence the title of this post.
"A Goal Not Written Is Merely A Wish"