“Where are you headed?”

by Dr. Susan Nettleton, M.D.

What kind of future are you building for yourself today? Our commitment to goals and values form a center around which our thoughts, feelings, actions and experiences can organize. Much like a mantra is a point of focus to which we gently return our wandering thoughts in meditation, our values and goals give our life focus. Despite whatever distractions, upheavals, pressures and disappointments, we return our energies to our chosen life focus, our goals. We don't "drop the ball"—or if we do, we simply pick it up again. Rather than aimlessly drifting, we can move through life with meaning, purpose, and integrity.