One of my favourite quotes is from Peter Drucker, that says ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it’ and it is indeed the way I live my life and the outlook many people should have when living theirs. Life is not about sitting on your laurels waiting for things to happen but really to create things for yourself and to make things happen for your future.
You are the architect of your future, the king or queen of your future you are able to shape your destiny and it starts with being proactive to create the opportunities and to create your future today, for tomorrow. Remaining steadfast in one’s dreams is key, staying persistent, and never giving up, no matter what trials or tribulations you might be faced with.
When Peter Drucker quoted that the best way to predict the future was to create it, he wasn’t just talking about being persistent; he was talking about using the eternal power of thought, the very fundamental energy that all life and reality is born from, to help manifest your dreams.
An absolute must to creating your future, is to first dream it up, and dream big. Don’t allow others’ perceptions of what’s possible influence how big you actually dream. The greatest innovators and the most successful people in the world have always dreamed big. However, in order to truly dream big, and to really allow your subconscious mind to process and believe in those dreams, you need to write them down. When you etch your dreams in your mind, that’s where they tend to stay. You need to bring them out of your mind and onto a sheet of paper.
Find Strong-Enough Reasons
What drives and compels you to leap forward in life? Who or what do you believe in wholeheartedly with every single fibre of your being? You can’t predict the future by creating it if you don’t believe in it first. That belief starts with your reasons. You need to have strong-enough reasons that you must achieve these goals. What are your reasons? Think about it carefully and really put your effort into writing this out. Envision it so deeply and ensure there is a monumental reason behind it, that you are able to see it through.
Create a Plan
It’s not enough to just dream big and have deep-rooted reasons for wanting to achieve your goals. You also need to create a plan, an action plan. A goal without a plan is just a wish. You need to take the time to create a roadmap. How will you get from the present point to where you want to go in life? What are all the steps you need to take to hit your milestones on the way to your goals? You need milestones so that you can stay on track towards those bigger, longer-term goals.
Analyse Your Results
To get from one point to the next, you need some metric for tracking and measuring your results. No matter what goal you’re after, or whatever future you’re trying to create for yourself, you need to be able to analyse the results. Without this analysis, it’s easy to get lost in the obscurity of your results, and in turn, lose your focus. Analysing your results also helps to give you some momentum. It’s in those small wins that we’re able to keep pushing towards creating the future of our dreams.
Stay Focused and Committed
When goals are new, they’re exciting. They’re lustrous and shiny. But as time passes, those goals lose their allure. They’re not so exciting after months and even years. In fact, for the most part, we tend to forget about them after a while. You have to stay focused and committed, it boils down to just how committed you are to your goals. Clearly, if you want to predict your future by creating it, you have to instil a certain level of belief and faith in your abilities to achieve your goals.
Assess and Realign
Constantly assess your plan and aim to keep yourself honest on where you are in achieving the goals you set out and if are still on the right path. Its important to keep checking in on your plan and if required, realign your compass and get back on track to where you need to be to create your future. Most importantly enjoy the journey and enjoy every moment while doing so.
Seize the Day – Carpe Diem Life is not about how hard you are hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”