Favorable Winds

Sailboat Painting - JP Designs“If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.”

- Seneca

Quote of the Day.

It is easy to justify a lack of action – especially action towards a goal that pushes us out of our comfort zone.  The above quote by Seneca addresses one excuse commonly used to delay action – the excuse that “conditions just aren’t right”.

How often have you heard somebody say that the timing isn’t right or the conditions are not favorable to work on a task?  Seneca points out that if we do not know which direction we are heading, the conditions are never right.  How do we determine our direction?  With goals!

Once you have set proper goals, then you cannot continue to use the excuse that the “winds are not favorable.”  You know which direction you need to go.

Set your goals and set sail!

About Seneca:  Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Seneca or Seneca the Younger; ca. 4 BC – AD 65) was a Roman philosopher and statesman.  He produced dozens of essays and letters and is one of the best known stoics from his time.

Image Credit:  “Sailboat Painting” by JP Designs, Copyright 2013, used with permission.

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