Treating the future like it matters

How much time do we take in the morning agonizing over what we are going to wear? How many days have you spent obsessing about what to say to someone who intimidates you? We tend to waste a lot of time and energy worrying and fretting over relatively minor issues.

By contrast, we rush into very important decisions without much thought at all. Think of the flings, the jobs we’ve accepted or turned down, or the harsh words that have slipped out of our mouths.

Life beyond a certain age requires some planning. Plans enable us to keep focused on what is important. In making decisions, we then ask ourselves whether the choice we’re about to make will further our goals or detract from them. We can then make conscious, informed decisions. Our decisions today determine our future tomorrow. When we make sound decisions, we take control of our future.

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