How will your future self judge your actions when it comes to how you spent your time today? Flash forward five years from today. Looking back from that vantage point, how will what you did today serve you in that future place?
The Calendar and the Truth
If you look at today’s calendar, will you see appointments and events that helped you to achieve your goals? Or will there be nothing but white space, and indication that you sat passively, waiting for the day to act on you?
If you were to look at your phone records for the day, would it show time invested with the people and projects that were your true priorities? Or would there be no record of calls to people who were conspiring to help you achieve your goals? Did you communicate with the people whose help you need to get you where you are going?
What will your digital footprint show? Will it show that you developed content that is part of your legacy? Does your digital footprint prove you created content aligned with your mission and your purpose? Or will it show time wasted on novelties and partisan political posts that amused only you?
What about the people you love and care about? Where will they show up? Will you have done something worth noting today? If they are the reason you are hustling, will they even know that?
Choosing Your Future Regrets
Will what you did today serve your future self, or will it cause your future self to express regret over having wasted time?
If you don’t know where you want to be five years from now, then it’s difficult to judge how well you did today. If you can’t answer the questions in this post, then the best way to spend your time might be to determine where you want to be five years from and what you want to be doing.
Without a vision, without direction, you are simply drifting.
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