If we are alert to opportunities that will satisfy our most serious vision in life, it is surprising how often those opportunities will tend to present themselves. These are the rules of attraction – the almost mystical ways by which a need and its fulfilment are drawn together.
Create your vision. Think about how you see yourself in the future. At this point, your purpose may be intangible – you might want to become a wise or more caring person.
Identify your goals, objectives and tasks. This is a matter of expressing your general direction in more concrete terms. Your goal might be to understand Chinese wisdom; your objectives to learn the principles of Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism by a certain time. Your tasks might be to find a teacher of these subjects and, say, to read to Dao de Jing.
Make yourself a magnet. This means having faith that you will encounter the relevant opportunities and recognise the signs they are giving you – which may not be direct. Look out for such signs with patience, and act on them when they come.