Friday, July 13, 2007

See The Future

88 miles pers hour and 1.21 jigawatts directly into the Flux Capacitor go to the future (or Back To The Future).

But life is not a movie, and we cannot bend the space/time continuum. All we can do is visualize where we want to be down the line. So what is it that you want in the future? You have to have a clear vision and some goals of where you are going in order to achieve. If you do not know where you are going, how will you know when you arrive?

Think about what you want to achieve in your life, both in your career and personal life. Write it down and focus on your desires. Do not just let life happen, create opportunities.

I know, life is hard and distractions are paramount. There are a million reasons not to be one of those motivated, goal-setting, types. It is easier to roll your eyes at the thought of writing down your goals and planning for a future of success. I know a woman who can find the dark cloud in every silver lining. She mocks anyone who believes in self-help and motivational goal setting. But she never seems to make any advances with her own life. She is stuck in park with no gas in the tank. Her negative look at planning for achievement is what keeps her from growing.

My thought is that you lose nothing by setting goals and reaching for the stars. Worst case is you do a little bit better than if you were to just float along. Goal setting and striving for more in life has no downside (as long as you are realistic in your ambitions).

Most likely your accomplishments will expand if you work on creating the future you desire. So take a few minutes and think about your ideal job, your dream vacation, improving your family relationships. What steps can you take to make those into reality? WELL??? Why not take those steps? Even a little improved future is good.

Have A Great Day.


1 comment:

Brian said...

Good reminder. We often think a goal has to be "big, hairy and audacious", and incremental improvements are fodder. Certainly not! And it only take a little compound math to know that consistent little ends up being HUGE in the end.