How Do We Know We’re Doing What We’re Supposed To Be Doing?

Every person on the planet, I would imagine, has at one time or another asked themselves questions like:

  • What do I want to be when I grow up? (I still don’t know. Maybe I will, once I grow up 🙂 )
  • What am I supposed to be doing with my life?
  • How will I know when I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing?

I’d suggest the answer to the last question is: When “providence moves too.

This statement is an excerpt from one of my favorite quotes:

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.~ W.H. Murray

I LOVE that quote!

Just to share a recent and relevant example…

If you read one of the prior posts, you know my wife and I are now on our summer-long break.

I was in the middle of cranking out one of these blog posts when I received the following email, from a connection in LinkedIn:

Hey Craig

Hope you’re doing well. I have a large project that will probably start implementation in January 2016. I will need some help on project management, starting some time in the fall. Can we talk at some stage about what the project will entail?

Regards,

[Contact from a prior client engagement]

Zowy. Did Providence move, or WHAT?!?!

Notice the timing…AFTER the summer break 🙂

I believe this to be a DESIGNED outcome resulting from working with Providence, defined as:

Timely preparation for future eventualities…

I shan’t write more about that in this post, as this site provides tons of content on preparing for future eventualities 🙂

Just sharing an example of how EVERYTHING, ALWAYS WORKS OUT.

Go ahead. Establish that dream. Set the step-by-step goals to get there. And, commit! If you do, you can make it (the realization of your dreams) happen!

All the best!

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