This One Thing Is Killing Your Future

How far away is your future?

I went to see the Black Crowes last night. Coming out of the gig, with ringing ears, my eyes were drawn to the T-shirts of those around me (I’m a sucker for cool T-shirts). A quote caught my eye:

“The best way to predict the future is to design it.” — Buckminster Fuller, American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist (1895-1983)

Now you may have heard this quote before. I hadn’t and I instantly found it truly inspiring. It resonated with me.

You life is within your control. You can design the life you want. However, there is a missing piece.

Taking action.

I am guilty of not taking action myself. It’s killing my dreams.

Here’s the problem. When you want to make your life better, if you’re anything like me, you devour anything related to this topic. The problem is, often the people talking about designing ideal life and following your dreams are more often than not preaching to the converted.

Many people don’t need convincing that they want a better life. What they in fact need to do is to take action towards getting there.

I fully intend to take action.

So the above quote is great and fully valid. But don’t forget to take action.

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli, former British Prime Minister

Otherwise time will keep slipping away.

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” – John Lennon, Musical Legend.

What are you doing today to take action towards the future that you want?

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