What do you see when you look to your future? Is it a hazy image filled with uncertainty and doubt? Or perhaps your picture is becoming a little bit clearer. The wonderful thing about the future though, is that the image can be as vibrant, clear, and colorful as you wish it to be. Here are some simple techniques that you can use to make sure that you paint a picture that is worthy of all that you are.
One of the first steps to painting your picture is to sit down and think. What exactly do you want to accomplish in your life? When you’re lying down at the end of the day, what do you need to feel a sense of contentment and accomplishment? Realize that what you think gives you every indication of what you are, and what you will be. What are your goals for today? What are your goals for tomorrow?
Of course, a person can think all day long, but without a good attitude, it is a waste of time. How we choose to feel, and react to our surroundings can be a great influence to your success. While we cannot always control our surroundings or the people who have influence on our lives, we can always control how we feel and how we react to things. If you think about it, you see it, and do it every day. How many times have you quelled a spirit of anger rising inside you? How many times have you seen a parent get red in the face at their child’s antics, and then their eyes soften once they remember that they too were children at one time? Despite what the world may tell you, you have a choice of which feelings and which emotions you allow to control your actions.
Of course, what you think, and your attitude is only as important as what you do. Your actions should be considered the paintbrushes that you use to paint the picture of your future. How we hold these brushes, and use them to paint the masterpiece of our lives depends greatly on what has happened, and what we have done in the past. Think back to your past. Past lessons from school, from the playground, even from the boardroom meeting last week all can influence what you do at this moment. It is important to use these bits on information, and allow them to help form and mold your actions.
So how do you feel when you look at your picture now? Are you excited? Or perhaps a little bit bored with what you see? Well, you have the tools to paint a picture that you can be passionate about with you every single day. The dynamic colors of your thoughts and attitude, the canvas of your surroundings, friends, and family, and the paintbrushes of what you choose to do can help you create the picture you want.
So what are you waiting for? Begin painting your masterpiece today!