8 Steps To Have The Future You Desire

by - Thursday, June 01, 2017



There are two categories of people: those living in the present but are stuck in their past, and; those living in the present but have moved on from their past.

If you fall in the first category,  you can decide to stop the negative influence of the past by taking these next 8 steps to help  yourself live a future you desire.

The future is beautiful and bright for those who have the imagination to see it daily.

Some are already living in the present hoping to see the future but still have a lot of things to deal with in the past, if you find  yourself in such category, here are the 8 steps  you can consider to live your life without  the weight of your past affecting you.

1. REVEAL THE PAST

Have you been hiding your  past  from  the reality it needs  to face, and so it keeps hurting you?

What you resist will persist. If you don’t deal with your  past, it will  deal with you some day. So before  your  past deal  with  you, deal with it.  Face it, and heal from it.  Get help if possible from a professional counsellor.

2.  EVALUATE THE PAST.

Every experience has its lessons attached to it.  So when  you are revealing  your  past, look out  for the lessons. Don’t  dwell  on the mistakes,  instead learn from it. Stop living in denial of yourself, face it, accept it, learn from it and extract new lessons. The lessons will  make you better when taking  steps forward.

3. DEFINE THE PRESENT

Your ‘Now' is important and you have got  to be conscious and deliberate about  it. Define what you need to do. Until you are sure of what, where, and how you want the present to look like,  you will go on confused. Instead  of being  confused, get to work and plan how  you want your  life to look  like  so you can deliberately work on it.

4. EDUCATE THE PRESENT WHAT MAKES UP YOUR PAST

Learning  is continuous and you can only get better when you keep educating your self. So inform the Now (the present) what happened in the past. Get a purpose for your self , and your  purpose at this point  will  give a road map to your future.

5. FORM THE PRESENT

“All experts are experts on what was. There is no expert on what will be. To become an expert on the future, vision must replace experience,” said David Ben-Gurion, the prime minister of Israel. There is a need to form  how  you want your present to look  like.  You can create a vision board that you can daily work on.  It puts you on your toes  and serve as a reminder  of what you aim to achieve.

6. IGNITE THE PRESENT

Whatever principle has worked for you over time, believe in it, uphold it.  Personally give your best to know more irrespective of whatever might surface in your  journey. Show your self approved to your goals.

7. NURTURE THE PRESENT

Personally developing yourself will help you grow  and get necessary knowledge  to your  vision  in life. ”Personal development is the reason you shouldn’t stop growing.”

8. EVALUATE AHEAD OF THE FUTURE

Check yourself  from  time  to time.  Know  when  to make corrections.  There are times  mistakes will  reoccur, what  makes  it beautiful is when  you can learn  from  it and move  on.  Know  that “greatness is not determined by what a man drives but by the values that drive the man”. Your values will  keep  you going when  you can checkmate your self  from  time to time  and give your life the right  medication it needs.

“Your past needs healing from you,  your future needs acceptance and your present needs ownership from you.”
- Dayo Samuel

You can live your best life today by taking charge of what makes up your life.

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