Tag: Future

Your Life Is A Reflection Of Many Choices You Have Made

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Steve Maraboli writes, “Your life is a reflection of many choices you have made at the innumerable amount of choice-points you’ve crossed.” Life is about choices. Don’t worry about the bad choices you have made in the past. You can’t change the past, but you can change your future. You can change your future by paying attention to what you are doing right now. What you are doing right now is shaping your future.

You can change your life today. Don’t let your bad choices hold you back. Don’t let your past mistakes hold you back. If you want to change your life, you must change yourself. You can change your life by taking advantage of the opportunities around you. “Don’t sleepwalk through your life”. If you delay yourself, the opportunity will not be there for you. If you want to catch it, you must wake up. You must not sleepwalk through life.

Once you have made up your mind to pursue something, don’t think too much about it. Because if you spend your entire life thinking about it, you will cripple yourself. Once you know what you want for yourself, for your life, for your family, then make your decision and then do it. Don’t wait. Don’t wait for the perfect time to do something. There is no such thing as a perfect time. If you want to do something, if you really mean it, do it today.

If you want to get something done in your life, you have got to do it yourself. You have got to follow your path. You have got to do your own thing. Allen Ginsberg said, “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” If you wait for someone else to do it for you, you are going to wait forever. Make up your mind for yourself. And you will get what you want.

How To Create Your Own Future

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“If you want your tomorrow to be better than today, make today better than yesterday. Then your tomorrow will be better than your today.”- E.Bright

Your tomorrow begins today. What you are doing right now is creating your future. So if you want it to change, you have got to change what is not moving you forward in your life. Do more of what is getting you closer to where you want to be. Growth is not cheap, but necessary. And we cannot grow if you are not honest with ourselves. Growth needs honesty. Because you need to know what you are good at. That cannot happen if you keep lying to yourself.

Lying is a temporary cure, not a permanent one. To cure a disease, you need the right treatment. If you have the courage to take the right pills, you can change things. You can move closer to your goal. You can change your future. But it is not going to happen overnight. You can’t change your life overnight. But you can change your thoughts overnight. You can change your actions overnight. Growth takes time. To get what you want- your future- you have got to be patient. Growth comes from actions. If you take the right action today, your tomorrow will be better than your today.