Time to think…about your intentions

“Let all your efforts be directed to something, let it keep that end in view. It’s not activity that disturbs people, but false conceptions of things that drive them mad.” Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind.

Having an end goal in mind is important not only for the direction it gives you – towards a positive outcome that you actually want and that motivates you to take action – but also for the opportunity it gives you to view objectively the potential obstacles and setbacks you might encounter on the way. Without an end goal, how will you know what to do each day?

“These reflections have dispelled the agitation with which I began my letter, and I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven; for nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose, – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.” Frankenstein (1818 text), Mary Shelley.