A major human limitation is the inability to correctly predict the future. No man can correctly tell you what will happen to you within the next hour. Mankind in the desperation to know and control tomorrow has in fact made consultations with divinity and mysticism even with that, control isn’t guaranteed. In this life, no one knows tomorrow, no one can absolutely manipulate tomorrow.
Our dreams, ambition and aspirations for the future are all a matter of hope, not certainty. So we work, plan, strategize and pray hoping our expectations from the future shall be met, at times things turn out in our favour but at other times things turn out different.
Not knowing tomorrow is a critical reason for mankind’s dependence and relying on God. We pray to God to bring to pass all our hopes and aspirations, we pray our dreams come true, we wish for a bright, fulfilling and rewarding future. We all want a happier tomorrow than today, incidentally the power of tomorrow does not lie with us.
As impossible as it is to tell accurately and with precision the details of how your tomorrow will unfold, and as the control of your future is beyond you as mere human, there are however, some rules, some principles, some ordinances and habits that can to a degree help influence and shape the quality of your future and make your future almost predictable.
In this life, the law of sowing and reaping is rife and real. It is evident from experience and we mostly agree anything a man does, either good or bad, one day he shall reap it. It’s also called the law of karma. This simply means a great part of our future holds for us the consequence of our choices, our deeds and habits of today.
If what I do today will affect or shape my tomorrow, then to a large extent I may be able to create the kind of future I want for myself. I may not be able to achieve or create my future in detail, but I’d at least have a good idea of how my future will turn out.
Predicting tomorrow may be tough, but shaping tomorrow is highly possible through our dreams our choices and our actions.
My dear friend, what does your tomorrow hold? What kind of seeds have you been sowing so far? What kind of harvest are you expecting? Good, bad, ugly? How will your life be like in another three to five years? What will you be doing, where will you be working, how much will you be earning; what will you be owning? How will your family life be like, your profession, your life quality and your income? What is that major accomplishment you would have delivered before the next five years? What are you sowing today with expectations of a great harvest in the future? What investments are you making in yourself, your family, your business your career with high hopes of great harvests in the future? How old will you be in five years from today? How much older will your kids be if you add five years to their ages now? how will you cater, provide, nurture and meet most of their needs? Their financial needs, academic needs, material needs, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs? For those who are still single, would you be married with children in five years? What are you doing about it?
Ladies and gentlemen, the fact that the future is not promised to anyone is not a good reason not to plan for a great future. Your mindsight – that is your ability to see your preferred future through the eyes of your mind should guide your daily activities and choices today, not your circumstances or today’s economic situation.
Are you seeing and thinking beyond this year or even next year? Are you working towards a better tomorrow or just living for today – spending half of your time complaining and lamenting doing nothing about yourself and your future? What are the things you’re doing or you need to do to create a great future for you?
Our lives, ladies and gentlemen, is live a journey through a maze. There is definitely an entrance and exit opening, but finding our way through the paths in good time is the most challenging part of our journey to success and greatness in life. There are some virtues, behaviours and attitudes you need to take on today that will make your journey smarter, progressive and rewarding through this maze of life. There are some things you need to start doing today in order to enjoy a future of peace, joy and fulfilment. These required traits, I’d like to share with you today.
Not resting and sleeping enough can also hinder your ability to think excellent thoughts. If you can’t think well, you can’t effectively plan a successful future.
If all he says that you hold on to and believe is the truth, has it helped you become as successful? Dear friend, the key to riches is not hard work, the key to riches is not “sowing”, these two qualify you though, but the real key to riches is information. My people perish for lack of knowledge. Dear friend, to create a future of greatness, seek for correct and useful information.
When you want something out of life, life itself will test your resolve and determination to get it. People and situations will work against you, betrayal, disappointments, frustration, shocking and sudden developments will frequently throw you off balance. All these will make you want to throw in the towel, but when you make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, you’ll go for what you want, life and people will eventually surrender to you. Determination is the power that actually subdues opposition not superior skills. Wear life out with your resilience and determination. When you’re determined, your future will yield greatness to you. Dear friend, never give up.
Ladies and gentlemen, the best way to predict your future is to create it. If your life lacks a sense of control today, I’m afraid your future is definitely out of control. Sit down today and put on paper a mental picture of what you want in your life in another five to ten years. What do you want for your family, how much do you want as your net worth in five years? What level would you have attained in business and career? How much advanced would you have become intellectually and spiritually? What do you want to start doing differently? Think about it today and overcome the maze of life in flying colours.