How to Achieve Your Future by Focusing on the Present

We all have goals & dreams that we are moving towards & striving to achieve. This is a good thing, or can it be bad also? How many of us never reach our dreams & goals & yet we have tried so hard & really thought about nothing else? I believe the mistake most of us make is that we do not focus on our present situation near enough.

Let me explain. Most of us see our present situation as simply marking time as we move towards our future goals & dreams, like a stepping stone that we use simply as a means to reaching our final destination. I truly believe herein lies our problem! We do not take the time to genuinely appreciate where we are today & all the great things we already have in our lives. As the old saying says, we should be focused on the journey & not on the destination, or we will miss all the beautiful scenery along the way.

Let’s use our job as an example. Now most of us want a promotion of some description. We have plans to become the supervisor or manager or general manager in our companies. But alas, most of us will never reach this goal, but will watch others achieve our goal instead. We will make many excuses as to why this happened, & in the end we will feel comforted in knowing that it was unfair, we were robbed, the other guy was the boss’s favorite, & whatever else makes us feel better.

What we should be doing, is focusing on the job we are currently in now. Forget where we want to get to & just focus on the present. You see, what we can control is our performance in our current job. We can decide to be the best we can possibly be in our current job. Now this may mean further education to have the skills we currently do not have to do our job better. It may mean working harder to produce better results than our peers. It could simply be a change of attitude to stop complaining & become a more loyal & supportive employee. By doing our current job to the very best of our abilities, we in fact give ourselves the very best chance of promotion, even though we have not been focusing on the promotion.

We can use this same example for any aspect of our lives. We all want a bigger, better home. But we should be appreciating the one we already have & making it the best it can possibly be. This will make us happier now, & will increase the value in the future when the time is right to sell & move up.

So the best thing for all of us to do to achieve our dreams & goals is to just focus on what we have & where we are now. Do the best & be the best we possibly can in our current situations, & we will give ourselves the very best chance of reaching our goals & dreams in the future. We have heard all the old sayings & they are all true: ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’, ‘patience is a virtue’, ‘every great journey begins with the first step’, & so on.

Have patience, have appreciation for what we already have, & take the time to help others be the very best they can. Do these things & we will all reach our goals & dreams, but more importantly, we will enjoy every day of the journey in getting there.