How do you want to spend the next 5, 10 or even 20 years? What are your goals? How do you see your future? How do you want people to remember you? What changes do you need to make today, next month and in the next year to get you closer to where you want to be in the future?
These questions are what started my journey to create this website. I want to help others to live their Best Life Now. Ask yourself, what decisions can I make NOW, to get me where you want to be in 5, 10 or 20 years from NOW!
How Decisions Shape Your Future:
The things you do, the decisions you make and how you see yourself will affect your future destination. Therefore you need to be purposeful in your actions.
Remember back to when you were in high school. How did the decisions that you made in regards to studying, working and friendships affect your future? Not just that next week but in the next decade? It is Never to late to shape your future.
Are You Carrying Bricks From Your Past?
“If you continue to carry the bricks from your past, you will end up building the same house”.The Minimalists
What are your bricks? What decisions do you continue to make that hold you back? If you love your life then GREAT! Continue doing what you are doing? If not, think about what you can change to get one step closer to your future goals.
These steps often include having better habits, thinking differently about who you are and following through on taking steps in a new direction. Weekly exercise and a car purchase will impact your life for many years to come.
Better Decisions = Great Impact
The foods you eat and how much exercise you get will decide how your body looks and feels. Walking just a couple of miles a few times a week will result in more energy and lower blood pressure. But, that is not all, you can use the time to contemplate new ideas, learn a new skill by listening a podcast or simply listen to your favorite music to relax, all this just by investing in yourself, a couple of hours a week.
A car will get you to your destination, but when you buy a car for more money that you can afford then will result in the amount of money, or lack thereof, that you have left to pay your mortgage or purchase groceries. By deciding to purchase a less expensive used car you can ease your budget from an $800 a month payment to $400 a month payment. Is driving an expensive car worth the stress over the payment? What will matter 5, 10 or 20 years from now? Is it that you drove an expensive vehicle or that you now have a saving account and an IRA started for your future?
What changes will you make to your life that will impact your future self?
These are such important things to think about!
Thank you Danielle. I know my past decisions have impacted my current life. Thank you for helping me make the decision to move forward with a future goal.