Today, right now, is the time to start planning for the future. This is not something you can simply just put off until tomorrow. The future is going to happen whether you like it or not – so it makes sense to start creating a future in which you see yourself as you want to be.
Understanding who you are and who you want to be requires some understanding of how the past has shaped you into the person you are today. Your core values and beliefs will have been created from everything and everyone that have had an impact on your life.
Try to think back to five important episodes in your life – events that for one reason or another, helped define who you are today. Take some time to mediatate on these moments. Were they productive to your beliefs? Did they help shape the views that other people have of you? Do you want to continue that way? The past is firmly in the past and you can’t change it – but you can change how you think about it and how you let it influence your thoughts now.
We all waste far too much time dwelling on past mistakes, but would be better of learning from them and moving on.
Now picture yourself in 5 years time. Can you do that?
Ask yourself this:
- Are you still surrounded by the same people?
- Are you still working in the same job?
- Did you achieve any of your goals?
- Do you look happy…?
If you don’t see yourself as being happy – CHANGE THINGS NOW! Only you have the power to make a better future for yourself. Don’t waste time waiting for other people to change. Change yourself. Everybody is on their own life path with their own thoughts, goals and past. You are unique. You have your own special gifts and abilities – use them, let them shine – make your own stamp on this world.
What kind of person will you be in 5 years time?
Successful? Fulfilled? Comfortable?
If you see yourself as depressed, unhappy, sad, lost or lonely – do something about it now. It is never to late to create your own future. Set goals. Create a vision of yourself in the future. Fill it with the things and people you want to be surrounded by. If you cannot bare the thought of working in your job for another 5 years, change it NOW.
Once you change your vision of the future, opportunities will present themselves to you. As I said in Opportunity Radar, Is Yours Switched on?, you have to have your mind set to ‘receive mode’.
See yourself with everything you want from life then go out there and make it happen! Start Planning Your Future Today. Do not put it off. Do it NOW.