Our lives are full of choices.

Choices to grasp tightly to the things that matter, or mindlessly let them slip through our fingertips. Choices to cherish our minutes, or kill time. Choices to nourish our spirits or feed our insatiable need for drama and distraction and instant gratification.

How often do we make these choices without ever stopping to ask ourselves why we’re doing what we’re doing? Without ever questioning: What is my end game? Is this my next right step? Will the results of my behavior in this moment meet my needs and goals and desires over time?

Today let’s work backwards.

Let’s figure out where we’re being called to go, so we can determine which steps to take, and in what direction.

Let’s explore who we want to be so we can no longer say we didn’t know.

Let’s become accountable to that best version of ourselves— making sure our actions are in alignment with our hope and goals.

And let’s ask our best futures what they demand, so we can finally give ourselves permission to let go of the things that no longer serve us.

Because as T.S. Eliot wrote,  “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”