What’s Your Future Story?

By Rochkind (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Rochkind (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
What does your future look like? Does it look promising, dismal, about the same? Do you know how you’re getting there? Have you even thought that far ahead?

It might make your head hurt to think about what you’re going to eat for dinner tonight. You have a lot on your mind. Every moment of your life seems to be consumed with some sort of compulsion or autonomic task. Things are fine the way they are. If you mess with them, you’ll just make a mess of them. And so you continue with the status quo. Never going forward, never noticing if you go back… just a little.

But, the Future is out there, looming in the distance. Stop keeping your head down, hoping it won’t notice you haven’t gone anywhere in the past XX years. This doesn’t just apply to people going through a particular stage in their lives. It applies to a business that stops growing, a community that loses interest, a relationship that feels more like roommates than partners. It applies to everyone and everything that has stopped telling their Future Stories.

Your Future Story is YOUR story. You can invite whomever you like, but it’s your story. You are responsible for writing it the way you want it to play out. Start your story by saying who you are, what you do, how you got here, now. Continue by saying who you want to be, what you want to do, and how you plan to get there, then. Start your story, then start living it. The Future is waiting for you…

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