The future often seems like a distant, untouchable domain—a place we're all heading but never quite seem to reach. Our collective narrative paints it as a timeline that's laid out before us, a series of events waiting to unfold. Yet, this viewpoint surrenders our agency, casting us as mere passengers rather than the pilots of our journey. What if we shifted this paradigm? What if we recognized that the future is, in fact, an inner landscape—a realm not ahead, but within?
The Conception of Future in the Present
Our inner world is fertile ground, and like any garden, the future it yields depends on the seeds we plant. Every thought we seed into our subconscious, every dream we water with our passion, and every action we nourish with our energy contributes to the sprouting of our tomorrows.
Our aspirations serve as the blueprints for the edifices we hope to construct in our life. They are not mere daydreams but the structural designs for the goals we aim to achieve. To build a future that reflects our deepest yearnings, we must first clearly define what we aspire to create.
Intentions are the forces that convert our inner blueprints into tangible outcomes. They are the engines of our will, the momentum that propels us forward. By setting intentions, we initiate the process of manifesting the reality we desire.
Actions are where intention meets reality. They are the craftsmen of our future, chiseling away at the marble block of 'what could be' to reveal the statue of 'what is.' Each act is a stroke of the sculptor's tool, shaping our existence in real-time.
The beliefs we hold are like the paint on our future's canvas. They color our expectations, our perceptions, and our reactions. To paint a future that is bright and filled with hope, we must foster beliefs that are rooted in optimism, growth, and possibility.
Change is the only constant, and our adaptability determines the fluidity with which we can navigate the shifting landscapes of our lives. By cultivating flexibility in our thoughts and actions, we build resilience into the blueprint of our future.
Our values are the compass that guides the construction of our future. They inform our decisions and align our actions with our purpose. When we are clear about the values we wish to embody, we lay a foundation for a future that is not only successful but also meaningful.
While our future is cultivated from within, it is not created in isolation. The people we surround ourselves with, the communities we engage in, and the relationships we build are collaborative partners in the garden we are tending to.
Your Future, Your Masterpiece
As we continue to craft the narrative of our lives, let's remember that the power to shape our future resides within us. It's a creative process that calls for introspection, intentionality, and inspired action. The future isn't a pre-written script awaiting our performance—it's a masterpiece waiting to be painted, a symphony waiting to be composed, a story waiting to be written. And the pen, the brush, the baton—they're all in our hands.
What future are you cultivating within?
Jolene holds Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and is a certified master success coach. Jolene's writing is continually inspired by the challenges that her clients are facing. She finds constant inspiration in the world around her and is profoundly honored to be living her purpose helping others turn impossible into possible.