"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
I've always admired the wit of Will Rogers. His commentary on politics and life in general are just as true today as they were a hundred years ago. The above quote is a great commentary on many of us that are on the path to better.
We can plan all we want. We can set goals, read books, think about what we want all day long. But if we don't put theory into practice, we'll stay in the same place. As you sit in the same place, your goals will fade back into dreams. Others will pass you by and you'll be in the same place thinking about "someday."
None of us can get in life where we want to go, unless we make purposeful movement in the direction we want to go. We need to visualize where we want to go, realize where we are, then move with purpose in that direction.
Being on the right track is merely the start. Putting forth the effort to more with purpose in the direction you want to go. Because even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.