There are 3 types of people in this world. The first type generally drifts about in life. They go wherever life takes them. They have neither interest nor passion about anything. The second category of people are the highly stressed lot. They are usually tossed about from one crisis to another and they are highly strung and overwrought in life. The last category of people are those who have a purpose in life.
Life is all about having meaning and purpose. What is really important is that we sit down and take stock of our life. We have to actively manage our future and we have to do it now!
It is in our own self-interest that we take an active interest in how we manage our future and our life. To do this we have to ask these pointed questions to ourselves
Where am I now?
This is the first question you have to pose to yourself. Are you happy with life? Are you frustrated? Are you content? We have to look at our lives in all possible angles. Are we having a good family life? Are we spending quality time with our spouses, children, parents, brothers and sisters? Ask yourself, “Am I enjoying my job? Am I getting the salary I deserve or am I in the right place with the right designation? How is your standing in the social circle – you old school, college friend and you old colleagues. We have to ask these questions and we must try to answer them honestly.
The next question that we have to pose ourselves with is –
Where do I want to go?
Given a clear view of where you are currently where would you like to be in the next couple of years? We have to have a realistic view of what we want to do in life and what we want to achieve. Imagine your future. Are you looking for respect among peers, a larger social circle or a better position in a larger organization? Would you like to own a house, a car or send your child to study in a foreign university? While being realistic in your dreams make sure you sprinkle a lot of ambition. If you can dream it, you can surely achieve it.
What am I going to do about it…Now!
You have understood where you stand in life and you know where you want to go in your future. The next step is act. To put into motion things that will get you started on the path to achievement, to the path of your dreams and to your future. As they say “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Act now and act decisively. In management parlance it is all about “execution”. We must execute on the plans starting now to achieve what may seem impossible.
So, take control of your life and drive bravely to a brighter future.