Can you remember four years ago?
Where were you? Who was in your life? Where were you working? How were you feeling? What were your goals and expectations?
Could you have foreseen four years ago where you are today?
Who is in your life – who is new and who has passed away or moved on?
Are you working at the same job in the same place? If not could you have seen back then where your career would be today?
Your children and family – are they just four years older or in truth have things happened to their world that no one saw coming?
Were you healthy four years ago and experienced health problems today or vice versa?
I returned to New Jersey and bought a house 7 lots away from the one I sold in 2002, survived a familial aneurysm that I had four years ago but didn’t know about until last June.
I lost two of the best friends I ever had. And expanded my business and taken on new projects I didn’t anticipate four years ago.
Somehow, we are able to look at others and see the futility in getting ahead of our lives – like, “I would never have seen Donald Trump being president four years ago”. Or, “Hillary Clinton not being president” as everyone predicted.
See the future one day at a time.
That way you have the latest and best intelligence upon which to make decisions.
There is no need to predict the future.
What’s better is to live in the present 100% focused and to constantly review what the joy and bitterness life hands you and the hopes and dreams you have in real time.
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