– Carl Sandburg, poet
A dream, a vision, a goal, an objective … these are all words that convey a view of the future. When we envision the future, it seems that a magical attractive power begins to pull us towards realizing it.
Without this first thought of what we want to see, we are left exactly where we are – with something neither good nor bad unless we make it so. However, the moment we think about, imagine, and envision a future, we find the ability to reach our destiny.
What are your personal and professional dreams?
How can you exercise your personal and professional capacity to envision your future, and use this capacity to enhance your world?
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“…It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.”
– Carl Sandburg
When we are young, we believe that we have an unlimited amount of time. Who cares if we waste a day – a week – a month – a year?
We trade our time for money, and as we pine for more and more things, we often get caught up in a vicious cycle. It starts to feel as if time is running out.
If you’re lucky enough to live for 82 years, how many hours will that be? How many days? How many weeks? How many months? When you do the math, you can work out what an hour, day, week, month, or year is truly worth to you.
82 years works out to around 30,000 days, 4,200 weeks, and less than 1,000 months. If you’re 40 years old, you have around 500 months left.
Imagine a big jar with 4,200 quarters. Each week, you take one quarter out. That’s your life being used up.
What changes will you make today to spend your time more wisely?
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