“Are you someone who makes things happen — or the one who looks back and wonders, ‘whoah, what happened?’” – Futurist Jim Carroll
You can’t really live a full and complete life if you are always wondering what ‘might have been!’ You won’t achieve success by spinning your wheels. If you don’t make an effort to get out of your rut, it will only become deeper over time.
I’ve long pointed out that there are three types fo people in the world:
- those who make things happen
- those who watch things happen
- and those who say, “whoah? What happened?” Which person are you?
If you are in the last two categories, you probably want to try to make sure that you are in the first camp!
What should you do if you make that conscious decision.
Here’s a quick list:
- turn forward: take more time to be firmly focused on the future while managing your present reality
- change your focus: make sure that you link your mission for today to the major trends and developments that will influence you tomorrow;
- pursue speed: adopt a mindset that involves agility and allows for a rapid response to sudden change;
- watch more stuff: establish what I’ve come to call a “trends radar”
– keep a keen eye on the developments that will affect you in the future;
- share more: make sure that you immerse yourself in the ideas and the mindset of those who surround you
- change it up: get out of that rut by consciously deicing to do different things *today*
- take risks: you won’t get anywhere if you don’t make sure that you are turning future challenges into opportunities, rather than viewing change as a threat to be feared.
Last but not least?
Maybe you need to find new friends!
Surround yourself with optimists, future-thinkers, change oriented pioneers. You’ll suddenly discover that your outlook – and your motivation – will undergo a sudden and rapid change!Dare yourself!
Do it now!