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Where you are right now is important. This present moment is sacred because it is now. But this moment is just a moment and it is taking you somewhere. We are all walking our own paths. And these paths have destinations. If you want to succeed, you need to define the place you want your path to take you to. You must have a vision. This vision can be as small as you wanting to live a healthier life, or as big as wanting to impact an entire continent. But you need to have a clear vision of where you are going and be in it for the long haul.

Having a strong sense of who you are, where you are going and what your long game is, keeps you grounded. It keeps you from getting distracted by your present position. When things are going well, your vision keeps you focused on executing the day-to-day, it keeps you focused on the process. When things are going wrong, you hold fast to the vision, you adjust where needed, and you regroup if you need to. But you get back on the horse, you stay focused on the day to day, you stay focused on the process.

The road to success is not a straight path; it is never smooth sailing. The quest to manifest your vision will be filled with ups and downs. There will be mountains and valleys. You will get lost in the bushes and have to double back. You will face intimidating obstacles. But no matter where you are in the journey – on the mountaintop or in the valley, your trajectory is more important than where you are right now.

So don’t be discouraged if your reality hasn’t caught up with your dreams yet. Sometimes reality takes a while to catch up. You have to be patient and wait for your actions to compound. In the mean time, breathe and enjoy this moment. Keep putting in the day-to-day work. As long as you are moving in the right direction, you are doing great. You are making time work for you. In a few months, years, decades, you will have exactly what you want. You just need to hold on to the vision and keep taking right action.