“The future is that time when you’ll wish you’d done what you aren’t doing now.” ~Unknown
We have more control over our future thank we realize. Your future is not some predetermined existence that will turn out the way it is “supposed to” based on destiny, fate or change. It is pliable, waiting to be shaped by what you do today.
Here are some steps to help you achieve the future you want:
First, know what you want your life to look like. Although this seems simple, I think many people don’t spend any time thinking about what kind of life they want to live, but instead settle for whatever happens to turn up. Knowing what kind of life we want to live is crucial because it’s hard to get to the future we want if we don’t even know what that looks like.
Second, take a step(s) today that move you closer to the life you want to live. This could be anything from, but not limited to:
- Making healthier life choices
- Building quality relationships with others
- Making wise financial decisions
- Learning new skills
- Exploring new things in your areas of interest
- Being serious about your faith, or actually discovering it
Finally, repeat steps 1 and 2 daily. Always know what type of life you want to live and take some step, no matter how small, in that direction every day. A future worth living isn’t built in a moment, but over many days, weeks, months, and years of intentionally moving in the right direction.
Don’t take a passive approach to the future, hoping it will all just work out for the best. Decide how you want your future to look and take steps to make it happen. If you do, the future, for you, will be a time when you’re grateful you did what you’re doing now.