Whether looking forward ten years or just to next week, focusing on the future gives direction and hope that can’t be found when looking back at what got us to where we are. Just as you can’t run forward when looking behind you (Have you tried this on a treadmill? Dangerous!), it’s difficult to move toward goals and ambitions with a gaze firmly on the rearview mirror.
So let’s look forward. Here we go….
What are your long-term goals? How much thought have you given to them? What exercises have you done to envision your future? Options include the Best Possible Future Selves Exercise, vision boards, or simply writing a bucket list.
There are many who will tell you that setting long-term goals is more difficult than setting short-term goals. I’m going to challenge that thought. It is easier to see the goals we need to set immediately because we don’t have to take the time to find them within ourselves – what we need to do is right there in front of us. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve never seen anyone struggle with writing a bucket list! Long-term goals are not hard to set; making the time to set long-term goals is what eludes us.
With that in mind, what would it take for you to take the time to vision your future? How can you make it a priority?
There is so much benefit to aligning short-term goals to long-term goals! I hope you are able to make the time to find your future.
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