Vision without action is a dream. Action without a vision is aimless. (Nelson Mandela, late So. African president)

Mandela continues: “But a vision with action can change the world, one person at a time. It’s easy to become distracted doing things that are related to, but not core to our vision. The whirlwind of being busy can deceptively leads us to believe we are achieving something.” Good words for busy Americans. Take time to plan; then actively pursue your dreams.

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control (1 Peter 1:13).