Create a Picture of What You Want in Your Mind
Have you ever found yourself working like crazy only to find that you're going in circles?
I think this happens when we forget to give ourself a target to focus on.
Without a clear idea of what we want to achieve, we're just spinning our wheels - we're keeping our head above water, we're "surviving," but we're not moving any closer to the shore.
What is your shore? What does it look like? How long will it take you to get there?
When you know what you want, you can hold a picture of it in your mind. You always get what you picture in your mind.
How clear is your picture?
Having a clear idea of what you want means that you can stop treading water in the middle of nowhere and start swimming toward your target because now you can actually SEE it.