Some people are prone to get lost in the daydream of their past. They remember the days gone by with a large dose of nostalgia (and probably remembering it better than it actually was). While there’s nothing wrong with looking at the past with a smile on your face, there’s a problem if you’re ONLY looking to the past, and if you’re ignoring the future. No matter how old or what your circumstances are, there’s also the possibility to create a brighter future. Below, we take a look at a few ways you can ensure that the days to come sparkle a little more than the days left behind, no matter how they were!
Invest In Yourself
Most people spend their first three decades on earth bettering themselves. They go to school, they pick a college course that’ll lead to a well-paying job, and so on. And then they reap the rewards of their education by getting a well-paying, high-status job. But then they stop bettering themselves, and instead just go with the flow. If you want to have a bright future, you need to forever be improving yourself, be it by taking new courses, traveling to new places, and exploring new possibilities. In other words, invest in yourself – it’ll pay off in the future!
Handle The Big Things Properly
Life is a casting off, so says Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman. We have most everything when we set off into the world, but then, life naturally takes them away from us. However, we don’t just have to be metaphorically beaten down by living. We can stand out corner, and make sure we keep hold of those things that matter most to us. We just need to take the big things seriously! If you lose your job, don’t bemoan your bad luck, be proactive and fight an even better job. If you’re in trouble with the law, get the best criminal defense team you can find, and defend yourself. There are a million and one things that can derail our future, but it’ll only come to be if we let them derail our future!
Plot a Path
When we’re in our teens and twenties, we think long and hard about the future we’d like to have. Then, as we get a little bit older, we believe the “future” has arrived, and we’re living the life we’ve plotted. Sometimes this is true, but more often than not we’re still on the journey to our eventual destination in life. So if you’re feeling underwhelmed by where you’re at life, plot a path to somewhere better. It’s rare that a person is so locked into their current existence that they can’t move on to bigger and better things.
Learn From Your Mistakes
Finally, if your actions have resulted in a life you’d like to change, then change your actions! There’s no harm in making mistakes so long as you learn from them. Develop healthier habits and they might lead you somewhere you’ve never been before.
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