Okay, 2012 calendar year is three days away. The best, most definite thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. You know that, but do you know the best way to face forward for 2012?
Let me give you three proven best tips for facing forward to the future: anytime!
- Know your power to create exactly or more than what you presently have. Samuel Johnson says, “The future is purchased at the price of vision in the present.” Embrace your present and inculcate the life staff of gratitude and you harness the power to create a new future facing forward. A subset of this power pivot is to have a clear understanding of what you must do, create concrete plans of how you can achieve that, and actually doing what you purposed in a defined time period. In other words: SEE, KNOW, DO by a certain time.
Here is one creative way to SEE your power-design a dream board full of color and pictures of what you know you want to achieve. Oprah Winfrey advocates this, along with writing a journal, and a fast track to manifesting what you want.
A suggestion to KNOW your power to create your future is to write a goal list full of incremental, definite steps that move you forward toward the new direction of goal. You may need weekly goal prompts in the beginning and if so start your goal list of weekly tasks that you must accomplish. Others may only need monthly prompts. Whatever scale you need, break down the year 2012 into those segments and commit to review each week or month your goal list of defined steps.
Last, seeing and writing mean little with DOING.
- Pace expectancy. “Live deep instead of fast” are the words of Henry Seidel Canby which should be etched in stone. I watched the biography of Harlem Globetrotter Medowlark Lemon on the Biography channel last night. One thing he said stuck with me, which paraphrased, is that he knew deep within that he would play basketball at a very young age and practiced for about twelve years toward that goal. He actually never stopped practicing, according to his roommate, even after becoming the “showman” for the Globetrotters. Mr. Lemon paced his expectancy and powered the attainments in his future.
- Trust Tranquility. Trust in the restful tranquility of your being and ability to fulfill the goals of your future. This means that you own the power to know that what you will will be done. No force, no selfishness, no cheating, no competition, no fear, no backward recidivist glances. Then you can get about the business of active service assured in your belief that your future is achievable and forward facing.
Face Forward Future!