We all find ourselves asking this questions in are head a couple times a year. You are not alone. We all want to know where we are going. Guess what, its impossible to know, so, GET OVER IT. You can not plan every second of your life.
What you can do is close your eyes, imagine pulling yourself out of your body and going way up in the air so you can see your whole entire life timeline view point, start to finish (this is called metaview). Now, look straight down, you see that tiny little spec, that’s you.
Firstly, you have to understand that everything behind you is complete, it is finished, your past has shaped you, modeled you and given you what you have to this very point in time. You can learn from the past and use it to help you make the decisions right now and in the future. What you can not do is dwell back there, sit back there or hide back there. That is called SUNK COST. Look it up. Get over it and live right now.
Secondly, right now is what matters, its what you do right now that shapes the future. It’s what is happening in your brain right now as you read this that matters. The power of living in the now is what brings you most fulfillment. However, sitting in the power of now to think of what you want tomorrow is completely acceptable.
Planning for tomorrow…
Where do you want to go? If you take yourself back up to your metaview… In one year from today you will be further up your timeline. What do you want that place to be on the timeline? Is it a beach/vacation is it celebrating a completed project, is it celebrating your kids graduation, is it quitting your job and starting your new venture? Visualize it, picture it, put it on the timeline and start working towards it.
This isn’t goal setting, this is dream actualization. I know the world has beaten you down and told you dreams are dreams and they can’t be accomplished. I CALL B.S. You can dream, and you must. Dream hard, and reach hard, be fulfilled with your life. You only get one. Reach for the stars because once you name your dream it becomes real. Once it becomes real it becomes obtainable, once it become obtainable the world will help it become reachable.
Post it to the world. What is your 1 year dream?
If someone say’s its impossible tell them “thank you” and on fighting for your dreams, only you can give up and only you can reach them everyone else can either help or go back to their unfulfilled world.
You are on a path to your dreams and only you can stop you.
“Get busy living or get busy dying” – Red, Shawshank Redemption