It’s Down to You
At the end of the day, the business you have, the career you’ve built, the life you live is all down to you. The decisions and choices you’ve made, commitments you stuck to and the reputation you’ve built are all by your own design. In considering this; perhaps it’s not worth complaining about missed opportunities, or choices you should have made.
The future is now and always will be now. It’s “the now” built on many yesterdays and will undoubtedly continue to be more of the same. Unless, of course, you decide to make new decisions, new choices and build new habits to support your new decisions and new choices.
It might take some time to build your new future if you are looking to progress further or build in a new direction but it’s definitely possible. There are a great many examples of people who are what we would term late bloomers, who did many things and failed miserably in many ventures until they landed on the one that stuck. The key is to keep moving forward, keep building on your self-confidence and belief that you can make good things happen in your life and positively affect the lives of others.
Once you make a steadfast decision to move your career, business or personal life in a new direction then you must commit wholeheartedly and be ready for a good dose of resistance from not only yourself but friends, family and colleagues who might be feeling uncomfortable about your new passion. They might be dealing with some of their own malaise and your new enthusiasm acts as a mirror to their current situation. Try to understand their pushback and encourage them by explaining that you’re finally ready to move on to new pastures and are excited about the new challenges ahead. Ask them to support you if they can and invite them on your journey. Who knows, maybe they will be inspired by your newfound excitement and decide to make a positive change in their lives too?
“If it’s to be it’s up to me” –
William H. Johnson
Change can be fun, exciting and rejuvenating if you frame your decision properly. In knowing that the future is now and now is not what you want it to be, then you must build new habits and make new decisions today that will build the NOW that you want to live. Therefore, your Future Now’s will ultimately continue to build your Ultimate Desired Future.
Enjoy your new journey!