Despite wishes to go back to how things were before the pandemic, it is pretty clear now that the world is in a time of significant change. In the near future, you may go back to a new workplace, new ways of communicating and new forms of socializing. In the far future, it is anyone’s guess what the world will be.
You have a choice: trying to recapture what is gone or preparing for a future that fulfills you. In crises, along with challenges come opportunities. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to get started in creating the future you want to live:
• What is gone from your life that will not return?
• What is new in your life that feels right?
• What can you do with the time you have now to pursue dreams that there never was time for before?
• How have your values changed?
• What will make your future life a fulfilling one?
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How is your future looking? Your future needs your focus, if it is to be fulfilling and successful. Take a look at your future from these perspectives: physical, mental, emotional and inspirational. Envision them as the best they can be. Write your visions down – from a physical perspective I want my future to be….. This is a powerful starting point for creating a future worth living!
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What is your vision for your future? It does not have to be just a dream – you can create it with imagination, persistence, intelligence and moxie. Here are a few ways to get started:
- daydream what you would like your future to be and record your ideas
- allow yourself to believe that you can create your future
- vision your future self (e mail me if you’d like some ideas on how to do this)
- commit to creating your future
- do three things, in the next month, that your future self may do
Your future is coming. Make it what you want it to be.
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. “ – Ella Fitzgerald
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There’s a dichotomy with expectations – they can propel or they can stall your movement. Expectations address the future, however they can turn into beliefs that something will happen in a certain way. How can you have a belief about a future that hasn’t happened yet?
Expectations propel you when they take the form of intention, hope or desire. In that form, you are using them to set a vision of what you want to occur. They stall you when you make them omnipotent and your mind sees only one outcome for the future. In that form, you are closing your mind to other paths and options, that may be superior.
Stay aware of your expectations. Use them wisely, making them an ally rather than a hindrance.
Which way will you go with your expectations?
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