In all the holy books as well as all the successful and wise people often talk about how we have the power to create our own future.
Well, if that is the case then you must have wondered that, “Why am I not living my dream life?”
Let me explain you the reason with an example: Just like how we cannot make good food without following the recipe correctly.
Similarly, you cannot have the future of your choice if you don’t follow the right steps.
There are 6 easy steps which when done right, can help you successfully convert your daydreams into your reality.
Before we dive into the 6 steps, lets talk about the role of our presect choices in crafting the future we want.
Importance Of Our Present Choices
Our present choices act as the building blocks of the future we desire. It’s like planting seeds today that will grow into the trees of our tomorrow.
Imagine you’re on a road trip, and at every intersection, you have to choose a direction. Each choice you make determines the path you’ll follow, and eventually, your destination.
Similarly, the choices you make in your daily life impact the direction your life takes.
Let’s say you dream of becoming a successful writer. Your present choices, like dedicating time to writing each day, learning from feedback, and networking with other writers, are like stepping stones on the path to achieving that dream. If you consistently make these choices, you’re more likely to reach your desired destination.
Conversely, if you make choices that don’t align with your dreams, like procrastinating or avoiding opportunities, it’s like taking detours that might lead you away from your desired future.
6 Steps To Create Your Future
These 6 steps are the bricks, which you can use as a base to create the future of your dreams
1. Consume The Right Information
The type of information that you consume is the first step to create your future. By information here, I mean whatever you READ, WATCH and LISTEN to.
It is the raw material from which your thoughts are created. Your thoughts are not the random things that pop up in your mind. Their quality is based on the quality of songs you listen to, the quality of videos and movies you watch and the quality of stuff that you read.
I am sure you are well aware of how important it is to think good-quality thoughts. Our thoughts play a big role in determining the quality of not only our present life but also our future life as well.
If you want to change your thoughts, you will need to change the information you consume. There is no escape from this.
Listening to sad songs, watching series that are high on drama or reading anything with violence does not provide good fodder for your thought process.
When you consume more of these you will by default create thoughts based on this. Try watching a lot of drama-rich content for one month and will notice that you will create thoughts that are quite dramatic and detached from reality or lacks logical reasoning.
On the other hand, try watching motivational and inspirational content for one month and you will notice that you have become more focused and disciplined towards your goals.
E.g. If we watch violence, we might not create thoughts of hitting somebody physically but if something does not go as per our expectation then instead of focusing on the solution we will create anger, frustration or melancholic thoughts and feelings.
When you completely stop consuming negative information you can fast-track your journey toward your dream life.
To bring a change at this level, willpower plays an important role. Strong willpower will help you to cut down on negative information and gradually you will choose more good quality information.
Also there are times when you by default will consume the not-so-good information from your environment. For e.g. when someone is gossiping around you, then you will need to learn to detach yourself from that information and not judge the person being gossiped about.
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2. Think Productive Thoughts
The quality of information you consume is directly proportional to the quality of your thoughts.
Even if you dont work at the inforrmation level, it is still possible to bring about a change in the quality of thoughts, but to do it successfully you will have to be constantly aware of your thoughts, which honestly is a daunting task.
It will take drastically slow down your speed to create your ideal future. But if you intentionally consume good-quality information, your brain will start creating positive thoughts by default. Without you having to put in much effort.
A positive frame of mind will give you a clear idea of what goals you want to achieve, and we all know how important it is to set goals in order to live a productive life.
Repeatedly when you think the same thoughts, you will feel relative emotion associated with that thought. When your thoughts are charged with emotions, it becomes your words and beliefs.
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3. Cultivate Conducive Beliefs
Your self-talk and the words that come out of your mouth are all stemmed from your belief system.
To create your best future and for achieving your goals, you will have to develop a conducive belief system.
It is only possible when you will put in the effort at the information and thought level. When you do this, it gives you the strength needed to change your old and disempowered belief system.
For e.g., you have the belief that you dont have it in you to be ssuccessful. Now if you consume motivational content like books about the struggle of world’s most successful people, listen to positive affirmations on success, and watch movies made on real people’s rags to riches story, you will realize that all these successful people are just like you and if they can do it, you can do it too.
Good quality information and a positive thought process will also motivate you to regularly upgrade your belief system about yourself and your world. This in turn will produce a favourable attitude.
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4. Build The Right Attitude
Your attitude establishes the way you respond to the situations and people in your life. You cannot always control the situations that come into your life. But you have full control over your response.
If you have the right attitude your response by default will be right. For e.g. when you start a business and a few things are going differently than you planned. In this case, if you don’t have the attitude of persistence you will be frustrated, angry or might give up altogether.
But if you have the attitude of persistence then your problems will not weigh you down. On the contrary, it will motivate you to keep on trying and develop alternative plans.
Your belief system and attitude combined together will help you to form productive habits.
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5. Develop Healthy Habits
Habits are the actions that you take every day. Some habits will take you towards your goals, while some habits will take you away from them.
What you do every day, is the exact indicator of what your future will look like. For e.g., If you every day binge on junk food with zero physical activity, You cannot expect to have abs anywhere in the future. To have abs you will have to develop healthy eating habits and daily exercise routine.
If you follow all the above 4 steps correctly, it will be easy for you to cultivate fruitful habits. When you change your habits, after 3 months, you will be in a better place now, after 6 months you will be in a more desirable place and 1 year from now you will be in a totally worthwhile position.
All these steps if done right will take you closer and closer to your dream life and towards the future of your choice.
6. Create Your Future
When you focus on doing all the 5 steps right, it becomes easy and quick to master the art of creating your best future.
It’s your life and I am sure you don’t want to leave it to the universe to dish out undesirable situations and people to you. God has given you the freedom to create our own destiny its time you grab that opportunity and create the grandest version of your life.
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There you are, this is the blueprint to create the future of your choice.
The important thing to remeber is that change has to start at the information level. This gives you a strong foundation on which you can manifest your destiny.
Even if you manage to create a fairly good life without working on the information part then there will be higher chances of you slipping back to your old patterns of thoughts, words and actions.
It will be difficult to change any part of the process until you bring a massive change at the information level.
When you leaarn to successfully create the future of your choice, you will by default choose the information based on that reality, thus completing the cycle.
I hope this information was helpful to you in creating your ideal future.