Wanna know what your future holds? It’s not as hard to predict as you might think. Stop and think about your life as it is right now. Think about your family life, your work/school situation, your general state of mind, your habits.
Write or draw the answer to the following question: What will my life look like in 5 years, 10 years, or 20 years if I continue on my current path? This is not a fanciful exercise in which we imagine what we want and pretend that it’s going to magically happen. Look for the likely natural outcome of your current actions. You might like some of what you see, and you might dislike some of it.
Maybe you see yourself getting some promotions. Maybe you imagine finishing your graduate program, publishing your first book, directing a play, starting a family, or traveling the world.
Or maybe you see yourself thinking “I shoulda quit that job when I had the chance.” “I should’ve said what I really felt.” “I should’ve tried just to see where it would lead.”
What can you change right now to make sure you get a little more from column A and a little less from column B?