05 Oct Your Future Ambition Creates Your Present Reality 😎
“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” Dan Gilbert
The future is a powerful force that shapes our identity, actions, and reality.
It is the unseen promise of what could be in your life.
The future we define consciously or otherwise creates our current identity and actions.
In this blog post, I explore the importance of being intentional about setting our future ambition and its impact on our present.
Your View of The Future Creates Your Current Identity
Your view of the future is one of your most important choices. Unfortunately, most of us are not intentional about making this critical choice.
Even more damaging is that, in many cases, our view of the future is determined by our past.
And this is usually negative happening in our past.
As a result, we make judgements about our future. Often, we limit the possibilities for our future.
Our view of the future, which we can decide, is now based on the past.
Hence our current identity, based on our future view, is our past.
Your Identity Drives Your Current Action and Reality
In case you are wondering why identity is essential. It’s because it defines everything we do in the present.
For instance, if your identity is that I am not good with money, you will only take actions that conform with that identity.
And this will lead to not having money or losing it if you get it.
Or if you have an identity that says you are a bad people manager, your actions will reinforce that belief. Etc.
So what is your current identity?
Is this linked to your beliefs about your future?
Get Clear On Your Current View Of The Future
Given the connection between the future and the present, the next step is understanding your view of the future.
If you are unsure about your current view of the future, examine your current situation.
What would I have to believe about the future to take my current actions?
It’s essential to get specific; however, you can start from generality, such as whether you are positive or negative, before diving into the precise details.
Another approach would be to explore your past and identify significant events that influenced your life.
Using the three different approaches should give you a good direction on your current identity.
Create A New and Exciting Vivid Vision of The Future
It’s time to create an exciting, vivid vision of yourself in the future.
Creating a new and exciting future requires imagination and creativity.
It would help if you had a clear idea of what you want from your life but also ensure that the future situation is meaningful for you.
Remember that this future will have a massive influence on your identity and the actions you take now.
So create a vision that will make a robust identity and get you excited about taking action.
Consistently Expand Your Mind So You Can Refine Your Future
Here is a final thought or secret. Our exposure can constrain our imagination.
However, if we start investing in expanding our minds through reading, training etc., the knowledge influences our mindset.
So create a habit that ensures that you are constantly growing through activities like reading, travelling, taking on new challenges etc.
Consistently review your view of the future and its new dimensions as you grow.
The future can be scary, and it can feel like you don’t have the power to shape it.
But the truth is that we have control over our future—and we can use this power to create an exciting life.
We define our future, which creates our present identity and actions which drives us to our desired end or better.
So get going setting an ambitious future!