In one of my courses, last semester, I had a mature student who was the leader of the class. Not only did he study, got high grades in his exams, participated in class, but he also showed dedication and patience.
As I gained his trust, one day he intimated that he had resolved “this time” to stay the course and get his associate degree. “For the past 20 years I’ve been in and out of college—totally unfocused.”
This is what happens to many people: they have no plan. As the saying goes: People do not plan to fail; they fail to plan.” And at the least distraction they stray from their path to success.
Lewis Carroll –through the Cheshire cat—said in Alice in Wonderland:
“If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
How true that is!
To succeed in life one must have a blueprint of the life we want to build. Just like engineers and architects we must have plans and blueprints to follow; these must be on paper. In other words, we must sign a contract with ourselves.