We want to think about future and forget the past. However, we live in present, and today will be something very influential in creating our future.
Think about the question in title of this post? Do you really know where are you now?
I don’t know where I am at this moment in time, but I know where I want to be. Is it possible?
How can I go somewhere if I don’t know where I am now and what I will need to do in order to arrive where I want to be in the future?
As human beings we have a different purpose for our future. But, all of us is currently in different positions. Let’s think again about different current positions and different purposes for our future. Because of different purposes, we can’t expect there are some templates that will show us the right path for our journey.
The responsibility to find the path and walk on that path is in ourselves. We need to think, plan and create our own journey to the success.
- Current state will tell us what direction we will need to choose. If we are in a position A, and we want to be in a position D, we can easily find the right direction. But, if we are in a position B, and want to be in a position D, we will have completely different direction in which we will need to walk. As everything else in our life, we will have many alternative direction, but one or few are the right that will bring us in the position where we want to be. If you don’t know where are you now, you can’t be in the position to choose the right direction for your purpose.
- Current state will tell us what will be our next action steps. Because we know where we want to be, and we know the right direction, we can easily choose the right action steps. The right action steps are important for us because they will bring us where we want to be. Action steps will be different for different positions where we are now.
- Current state will tell us how much time we will need to arrive where we want to be. Before we start doing something to achieve our purpose, we will need to know how much time that our journey will ask for us. Knowing this we can better prepare ourselves to be more persistent.
- Current state will tell us how much efforts we will need to invest to go where we want to be. Before we start doing something about our purposes, we want to know how much effort we will need to invest in that journey.
- Current state will help us to build the right plan for our journey. If we want to succeed we need an excellent plan that will bring us to the right destination based on our purposes. How we can make such a plan if we don’t know where we are now?
If you want to be a more productive, you will need to know where are you now, where you want to be in the future and excellent plan that will bring you in the desired future.