Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. (Stephen Covey, educator and author)

Note the progressive order of Covey’s observation. You don’t just arrive at a destiny; it begins with an idea, a thought. It’s a process. And every one of Covey’s list is critical for achieving anything worthwhile. That’s why time and carefully directed effort are so important. Act well, develop good habits, establish high character—reach your goal!

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me (Philippians 3:14).