Where do I want to be a year from now? 5 years? 20 years?
This question is a bit like something a high school guidance counselor or a life coach might ask. Where do you see yourself 5 years, 10 years, 30 years from now? I wish I’d listened to her all those years ago… Of course, it’s never too late to ask. Today I can decide what steps to take which will be part of the outcome a year, 5 years or 20+ years from now.
How do I determine what steps to take today? I have found thinking of something negative helps prompt me. For instance:
- I don’t want to be stuck in a recliner chair the last years of my life, so TODAY I will walk for 30 minutes (or do BURST exercises throughout the day), make healthy food choices, get good sleep, etc…
- If I don’t want to be “poor”, then I’ll take steps to find an income suitable to support myself in relative comfort.
- If I don’t want to be bored or lonely, I will make sure to sign up for that dance class or help out at the local food bank.
So, what am I doing – today – to exercise my body to keep from getting stiff and sore?
What am I doing today to support my future income?
Who do I call to get involved in distributing food? Is there a dance class in my area?
See? Just ask yourself what you don’t want, then reframe it as a something you can do to NOT end up that way.
How about you?