Forward Thinking

If you want to live the life you choose, then forward thinking is a skill that is going to be very beneficial to master. A good analogy of this would be cooking. If you are going to cook a meal at home you really don’t want to wait until you are hungry to start planning for it. You need to think ahead. If you wait for the hunger impulse to begin your preparation, then you have really waited too long. You are going to have to go to a shop and buy the food, get it home, prepare it and finally cook it. You are going to have to wait many more hours than you really want to. Had you thought ahead earlier on in the day and said “I’m going to be hungry tonight, I’ll go buy some food from the shop”, and then an hour or so before anticipating being hungry begin to cook it, then everything would be fine. For no extra effort you can avoid stress, rushing around and the frustration of having to wait.

Think of life like this, you may not want to buy a house today but realizing that at some point you probably will, begin to create the environment where that becomes possible. You may have little regard for money or security at the present time but again keep in mind that one day you might value those things highly, and they take time to build. Plan ahead and think about what you will need in the future.

There is actually very little in life that we cannot have ultimately. What we cannot have though is what we want precisely at the time we want it, unless some forward planning has occurred. Most major shifts in lifestyle and quality of life are not instant. Forward thinking and anticipation of your future needs will certainly make life much more comfortable down the road.

Now obviously every eventuality cannot be planned for and I do certainly recommend living fully in the present, but by keeping just half an eye on the future, untold amounts of needless stress and pressure can be avoided.

Forward Thinking

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