How many times have you heard the expression that most people spend more time planning their vacation than they do planning their lives. I would expand that expression by adding that most people spend more time "thinking" about their vacation than they do thinking about what’s important in their life.
While rest and relaxation are a must in living a balanced life, it’s not what we were created to do. After all, the Master Creator took his RR (Rest and Recreation) on the seventh day, only after six days of "definitely directed thought."
Wallace D. Wattles, wrote "There is no labor from which most people shrink as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought; it is the hardest work in the world." And yet it is the first and primary labor of achievement.
What is your life’s purpose or your personal mission statement? Is it written down? Do you review it and think about it often? Is your life organized around your purpose and a set of goals that support that purpose?
Without purpose and goals – definitely directed thought – you are like the proverbial "ship without a rudder." There is power in your purpose and in your goals. It is the power that takes you over obstacles, the fuel that propels you toward the life you envision.
1.relaxation n. 松弛，放松，消遣
His day is evenly pided between work and relaxation.
2.consecutive adj. 连续的
We shall have meetings on two consecutive days, Monday and Tuesday.
3.proverbial adj. 谚语的，好似谚语的，大家都知道的
He is the proverbial square peg in a round hole.
4.envision vt. 想象，设想
But the competition of man against man is not the simple process envisioned in biology.