Will your future self thank you?

What you do today opens the way to the future you.

Will your future self thank you?

Will your future self thank you? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

This is a Daily Moment—short perspectives on life and times through a dad’s eye.

Look around you right now. Where are you? Are you feeling healthy? Is your job fulfilling? How are your relationships with friends and family?

Now imagine yourself at this time last year. What did your life look like? What were you focused on? How were you spending your time?

Now jump back 5 years ago. Where were you living then? What were your goals? Were you thinking about your life 5 years from then, your current now?

Now think back an entire decade. A much younger version of you. What were your hopes and dreams and aspirations for yourself? How far have you come since then? What habits and routines did you have that set the trajectory for where you are today?

Now come back to right now. Right now you are laying the foundation for your future self: who and where you will be in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years from now. The actions you take today lead the way toward the future you.

Are you on a path that your future self will thank you for?

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