Here’s a question that I ask myself now and then:
“If I carry on as I am – thinking/feeling/doing and not doing, then where will I be in five years time?
Will I be closer to my dreams, or further away?”
Let me be clear – asking this question isn’t a pleasant experience. More often than not, I only ask it because I already know the answer… and it’s rarely positive. But all the same, it needs to be asked.
So I ask myself this today, knowing that although I’m content, fulfilled and excited about many different areas of my life, if I carry on as I am, I won’t be where I want to be in five years.
Why? Because I’m knowingly spending all of my time on short-term goals and day-to-day running of the business. I’m not putting the energy into actions which relate to my longer term goals; the small steps that will bring me closer to the kind of life I wish to create.
Instead, I’m procrastinating, self-sabotaging, making excuses and justifying why I need a break rather than getting on with the things that will actually make a difference.
Picturing myself here, as I am now, in five years time, having not changed the things that I want to change feels incredibly disappointing.
I know that the me in that vision will be filled with regret and self-loathing.
Luckily, that picture hasn’t come to pass…yet. Thus, I can use this potential for an unhappy future to fuel me into action. Right now.
So I’m leaving you here, to take action and to create a different answer to this question.