When I was a kid my little brother got a Magic 8 ball as a gift. We spent hours carrying this thing around.
I remember fighting over it, asking it questions non-stop, and laughing a lot over the answers we would get to our questions.
We were mesmerized by this ball and so sure that it knew ALL the answers.
Do you ever wish you had a ‘Real’ Magic 8 Ball that could reveal your future? To give you hints about what 5 years from now will look like.
Will your life be the same in 5 years?
What will have changed?
When I used to ask myself these questions and think about my future my attitude was:
“Life just happens to me, so we will see what happens……”
This attitude is comparable to asking the Magic 8 ball.
It might look something like this:
“Magic 8 ball will I have this same awful job in 5 years?” 8-ball says “Signs point to yes”
“Magic 8 ball will I be any happier in 5 years?” 8-ball says “Don’t count on it”
“Magic 8 ball will I have my debts paid off in 5 years? 8-ball says “Better not tell you now”
I was WRONG. Life does not just happen to us.
Did you know that you can just allow yourself to DECIDE how it will look?
No more waiting around to see what happens.
If you want to have a different job in 5 years then what are you doing today to work towards that future?
If you want to be living a happier life in 5 years what are you doing today to discover why you aren’t happier now?
If you want to have zero debt in 5 years, what do you need to do to make that your reality?
It’s much easier to shake that ball and wish and hope for the future of our dreams, but real life takes a little bit more effort than that.
Start with one thing that you would like to change or have be different in 5 years from now. Write it down.
Make a list of what you will need to do differently today and tomorrow and the next day to create that future.
Find some support or someone who will keep you accountable. Trust me those days will come when you will justify not doing the things that will create the future you DO want.
You are the best Magic 8 Ball you’ve got.
“It is certain”
“Without a doubt”
Go create your future, instead of waiting to see how it all plays out.