Kenichi Ohmae once wrote, "Rowing harder doesn't help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction."
Charlie Brown is shooting arrows at a fence, and then goes up to the fence and circles the arrow that he shot, satisfied that he hit his target.
That's the way that some people find their direction in life. Shoot a bunch of arrows and then go up and circle one of them.
It's so important to know where you are going. No one goes to the airport and says to the ticket agent, "give me a ticket" without having a destination in mind, a place to go to."
I encourage you this day to pause and mediate on the direction that your life is headed. Are you reaching goals that you have set in the near past? Is what you are doing today, helping you to obtain what you envisioned for tomorrow?
It's behooves all of us to not necessarily work harder, but to work smarter. To involved others, to seek the trusted counsel of many, and to ask God for his direction and help.
The Word says, "the steps of a righteous man (or woman) are directed by God." I find that as I walk in God's spirit and presence, I walk in His will.
Let God guide you today.
And may you find peace in doing so.