A journey of a thousand miles begins with knowing where you are and what resources you have (or will accumulate) to get you where you want to go.
If you don't know where you're going, any road will suffice. Having a destination will help you decide how to get there.
The stronger the attachment to our goals, the more likely you'll be willing to work to get there.
Every journey involves risk of some nature. Some bring inconvenience, while others can be showstoppers. Understanding the difference can help you decide how to protect yourself along the way.
Delays and detours happen. Plans sometimes change. Periodically checking your progress and re-evaluating your plan helps keep you focused on reaching your goals