Tomorrow is not promised. It never was and it never will be. But somehow we act like we’ll always wake up the next day. We’ve become so accustomed to taken our lives for granted. We should spend more time cherishing the day we have in front of us. The next one is never promised.
But at the same time, it’s important to plan for the next day. You have to be thinking about the future way in advance. If you want to achieve something later on in life, you should focus on it today. And if you want to achieve something now, you should be working for it yesterday. So the question to think about to today, is what do you want to be doing in ten years?
Here’s my thoughts and what I imagine myself doing in ten years.
My goals have never been aligned to the traditional things most people aim for. I don’t want to be world famous. I don’t want to have a five story mansion in the middle of nowhere. I don’t want to have sex with as many women as possible. These things are all nice but not things I aspire for.
I’ve always been a simpler person. I want my life to focus on helping others grow and evolve. That’s my mission. It’s my focus today. It will be my focus tomorrow. And most importantly, it will be my focus ten years from now. That’s what I believe. I think that’s a lifelong mission that I will always be working towards.
When I think of the details of it, I think there will be many things different in ten years. In ten years, I imagine I’d have built a few very successful businesses. And these businesses would be on autopilot. So I wouldn’t be working in them on a daily basis. Instead I would have free time to be hands with helping others.
My efforts would probably be focused on helping businesses that I like but are failing. Businesses that are local and even some that are international. I would be investing in these businesses and then revamping it. I’d take a week to go through and find all the flaws of the business. Then I would improve all the processes to help the business flourish.
This would be very similar to the show, “The Profit” on CNBC. Marcus Lemonis invests hundreds of thousands of dollars into a failing business each episode. Then he spends months reforming the business to be bigger and better. I admire his work and would drop everything to do that work in a heartbeat.
Naturally, I’m great at finding problems and creating unique solutions to them. So business is something that is easy for me. But I would also spend time growing the founder of the business as well. As a young entrepreneur, I learn something new everyday. I would spend lots of time helping these young entrepreneurs blossom into their best selves.
Then I know I would be doing some type of charity work. Maybe I’ll start a charity or just host fundraising balls for charities every year. Somehow some way I would give back to those in need. I’ve struggled so much in my personal life so I know it can get hard. I would surely be a helping hand in my community.
That’s what I would be doing in ten years. But it won’t just fall into my lap. I know it takes time and hard work so I’m starting today! How about you?