Mindful of the Future

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“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” ~Mary Pickford

Life is in three fold — the past, present, and future.

There are those who dwell on the past. Though the past is gone, the past still has a hold on them.

Often, you will hear such people say life was like this or like that back in the days. Do not get me wrong, I am not advocating that we should either throw the good memories of the past out of the window or abandon the need of reminiscing the good old days. Certainly, it has its place but we need to realize that time moves, so we need to move along with it or else all we will do is just live in the yesteryear’s of time. Sadly, people do.

There are those who live only for the present and are less concerned about the future. This is what you will hear them say “tomorrow will take care of itself”. It sounds smart, isn’t it?

By virtue of this claim of theirs they fail to see the vistas and the opportunities of the day which is presented to them to buy the future.

And there are those who see and plan for the future. Sometimes we refer to these people as “futurist”.

It is very important to have the future right in front of us though it is intangible to our human senses.

The future is a fetus of time. Before it comes through the womb of time, we can anticipate what it comes with and that is CHANGE.

I like this expression made by Alvin Toffler: “Change is not merely necessary to life — it is life.”

As time flies by, change keeps happening.

The catch-question is, how do you see yourself in the midst of change.

Hundred years ago, if you were to tell that generation that there will be such advancement and breakthrough in science and technology that will revolutionize the way people live, communicate and what have you, it is likely they will not have believed and would have laughed at you.

However, today we see the use of airplanes, drones, smartphones, social media, fast means of money transfers, and much more becoming the “in-thing” of this generation.

All I want to emphasise is this — prepare for the future and you would have less regrets about life.

On this note take time to write the things you anticipate for the future.

Envision these things and believe they will come to pass with time.

Get Ready For Change.

End Note

Alvin Toffler — Wikipedia


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