How to Predict Your Success
Chris wondered, “What’s going to happen to me? What does the future hold?”
He remembers his father saying, “All you can do is hope for the best.” So Chris hopes and hopes. “I hope I get paid more for my work. I hope people will be more grateful to me. I hope my investments will skyrocket so I can retire. I also hope I win the lottery.”
After a year of hoping, nothing changes for Chris.
While watching television, Chris hears someone say, “We must remember the past to prevent things from happening in the future.”
So he reviews his mistakes and vows not to repeat them. Another year passes, but still no improvement.
Chris searches the Internet and learns about fate. “The future is predetermined. It’s out of your hands.”
He concludes, “No one knows what’ll happen.”
Like many people in this world, Chris is a spectator. He is waiting for something to happen.
If you could look through a time machine and see 100 years into the future, what would you see?
If you see a space-age society with incredible computers, robots and space travel, you know the scientists, engineers and technology inventors are the most ambitious.
If society is wealthy and prosperity is available to all, you know the entrepreneurs, managers and business owners are very ambitious.
If you see a world at war and people are getting killed every day, you know arms dealers, terrorists and war-loving politicians are the most ambitious.
To see the future of our world, just look for the most persistent, passionate and intense people and you see the future.
What fires up this powerful ambition in people? How can you make your own future?
Are You a Spectator or a Player?
“If a man can dream, if a man can have goals, he can be happy and he can be alive. If he has no goals he doesn’t even have a future.”– L. Ron Hubbard
To make your future, try asking yourself, “What should I make happen? What shall I accomplish? What do I WANT in my future?”
The future is like an empty field. No one is playing on it yet. You can run out there and start the game.
While people like Chris are sitting in the stands, you can go ahead and play the game of life.
The Game Is Yours
Write one of your most important goals.
Ask yourself, “What future do I predict if I just sit on my hands and wait for this goal to be reached?”
Next, write down one step you can take, right now, toward this important goal.
Ask yourself, “If I do this one step and then another and then another, what is my future?”
And there you have it! You are predicting your future.