Hitting the Target in Life
First tell yourself what kind of person you want to be, then do what you have to do. For in nearly every pursuit we see this to be the case. Those in athletic pursuit first choose the sport they want, and then do that work.
An archer is highly unlikely to hit the target she did not aim for. The same goes for us, whatever out target. We’re certain to miss the target if we don’t bother to draw back and fire.
Spend some time – uninterrupted time – thinking about what’s important to you, what your priorities are. Then, work toward that and forsake all the others.
It’s not enough to wish and hope…
We must act – and act right.
Background on Epictetus