Where Are You Going in Life – What’s Your City of Oz?


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Most of us have seen the Wizard of Oz. The focal point of that movie is the yellow brick road. Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road in order to get to her destination – the City of Oz. But that road is fraught with all sorts of dangers and obstacles she must overcome. That same road is also where Dorothy magically finds the help she needs to succeed in her journey to Oz.

The path you take in the pursuit of each of your dreams is very much like that yellow brick road. You will face all sorts of problems, obstacles and dangers that you must overcome. What keeps you moving forward is a clear picture of your destination. You must be able to see your own personal City of Oz which awaits you at the end of your journey.

If you are pursuing a dream, what clear, specific thing do you see at the end of your journey? Most don’t have a specific picture of what awaits them. When you cannot clearly visualize the end, it is impossible to complete your journey. If you can’t see the end clearly, you will get lost along the way. You’ll get distracted. The end, your destination, must be definitive, clear, specific and something simple for your mind to anchor itself on to. For me, my end, my destination, is becoming a specific person – JC Jobs. JC Jobs is the main character in my books Rich Habits and Rich Kid. JC represents the future version of me. He is very specific to me. I see him clearly every day. I know what awaits me at the end of my journey. I know exactly what my end looks like.

Before you set out in pursuit of your dream, make sure you are very clear about what awaits you at the end of your journey. That end needs to be very clear, very specific and very personal. Being rich, is not an end. A desire to travel, is not an end. Wanting to retire some day, is not an end. They are too vague. They lack specificity. While you can have multiple City of Oz’s during your lifetime, or just one City of Oz, in either case your City of Oz must be something specific that you desire.

Here are some examples of destinations to help you:

  • I want to be a full-time author.
  • I want to be a full-time speaker.
  • I want to own a house by the beach.
  • I want to have $2 million in savings or retirement.
  • I want to be a CPA, Attorney, Neurosurgeon, Astronaut, Priest, etc.
  • I want to sell my company for $3 million.
  • I want to pay off my mortgage to my home.
  • I want to sell 1 million books.
  • I want to lose 20 pounds.
  • I want to run a marathon.
  • I want to become a professional tennis player.
  • I want to be able to bench 300 pounds.
  • I want to get rid of my high blood pressure, diabetes, or beat my cancer, etc.

When you are clear about your destination, no dangers, no obstacles, no problems, no uncertainties and no doubts will be able to stop you from reaching it. Clarity gives you laser-like focus. When you are able to see your City of Oz, almost nothing can stop you from reaching your destination.


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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Touche. Solid arguments. Keep up the good spirit.|

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