You’re challenged to accomplish something you’ve never done before. When this happens, we’re tempted to find a way to make what we need to do, fit into what we’ve already done. Here’s the issue – some if it might not fit. Sure, you can rely upon your strengths to help you, but you must see the future – the place where you will apply your strengths, won’t be the same as the past.
“The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.”– Peter Drucker
No matter how well you’ve performed in the past, and how far you’ve come, the future isn’t just more of today. It’s different and requires something different.
Create Success. Don’t let the future be the place where you arrive, make it the place you create. Determine where you want to be, and when you want to be there. Believe you will succeed.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
Look Forward. It’s fine to look back at the past – just don’t stare. Once you take in all that you have done in the past, turn your focus to the future and plan how you’re going to there.
“You can never plan the future by the past.” – Edmund Burke
Start Today. The accomplishment you seek in the future won’t just come someday – it comes with small steps every day. What are you going to do about it today?
“Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.” – Mattie Stepanek