Are you ready for the future?

Of course you are, silly question, isn’t it? We are all ready for whatever life has to throw at us, challenge us, and trip us up with, aren’t we?

Yet, exactly how do you see, hear and sense the future? I suppose that is down to your mindset and attitude to life in general and you know about that yourself better than anyone. Perhaps you react well to situations as and when they arise. You may even enjoy the little surprises that come along without warning. They add spice and variety to what may be an otherwise dull life.

Maybe you like to be proactive. Take the bull by the horns, and charge forth with your goals and dreams. You know exactly what you want, and you go out and get it. Life is within your control, and you make plans, and adapt as required. Life is not for the faint hearted, and you are not going to be left behind.

I wonder if there may be a third way. A mix of the two approaches. You respond to the events as they arise. You will have a plan, of sorts, but the route from where you are now and where you are going to in the future will be flexible. It will depend on the terrain you are crossing, the people you meet along the way and the situations as they arise. You respond positively because you know where you are going, but you also know that the way you get there and the timescales are not important. It is the journey that counts.

As you think about these thoughts, which is your preferred way? Which way would give you less stress, and offer you more choices in life? There is no right way and in the end the choice is always yours. To have a choice means you need to have considered all the options. As you move forward with your next step into the future, have you considered all your options?

I am sure you have. Enjoy the journey!

The future is something which everyone reaches at a rate of sixty minutes and hour, whatever he does, whoever he is
CS Lewis (1898-1963)
Irish Author and Scholar