The great Roman philosopher, playwright and politician, among his many pieces of writing, imparted one of the most beautiful sayings about change and changing lives, that after centuries continues to be relevant and inspiring.
Having energy, determination and willingness to act is very important, but it is not always enough. Without a true reflection on the goal to be achieved, you risk being shipwrecked before you’ve even set sail.
A classic example is work. What do we really care about? Moving up the ladder? Making more money? Simple satisfaction? This phrase by Seneca about change is perfect for those who are looking for their way, for those who have found it and for those who want to push for change. Or more simply, an invitation to draw up your own plan, your own strategy to leave your difficulties behind.
“If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable to him.”
Ignoranti quem portum petat nullus suus ventus est.