Goals, priorities— and spiritual discernment

It's natural to look ahead and chart a course. And in many instances, it would be difficult to make measurable progress without setting solid goals and appropriate priorities. Institutions, governments, small businesses and multinational corporations, individuals and families—society itself—surely need to have direction, to know where they are heading and what is most important in reaching their destinations.

Not long ago, I learned about a business meeting in which a number of managers had come together to discuss their own goals and to reach consensus on the most significant priorities for their operations during the coming year. There was something about the way this meeting was conducted which, I thought, indicated a kind of standard that could most help other institutions and businesses, or anyone who is striving to clarify individual purposes and goals.

"In the beginning"—health
September 4, 1995

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