As Emerson once said, “the ancestor to every action is a thought”. You first have an idea; then you have a thought; then you have action. It’s important to see the distinctions among them, for if you try to put them together you will lose clarity. At first it may appear that they are all happening at the same time, but this is not the case. If your awareness is high, you will see where one starts and the other takes over.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What an incredible image; to leave footprints on the sands of time. Put another, to leave a legacy for future generations in the form of thoughts and actions that perhaps guide others to make their lives better. There are no accidents in this universe and the fact that you're reading this is also by design. We are all born to follow our passion and achieve greatness in life.