Planning the future

My mind always wanders into so many thoughts — What about the project I wanted to do? Did I forget to do something? Are my things organized suitably to my OCD needs? (yeah I think I have a slight OCD).

And the most important question I always think about before going to bed:

What am I gonna do tomorrow?

What am I gonna do tomorrow?

I think it’s safe to say that no one knows what could happen tomorrow. But the thought of the future always amazed me, just like those personality tests you see online. It sparks my inner craving that relentlessly wants to know more about.. well.. everything!

Enough about fantasies though, because we can daydream all day but if we don’t take action nothing will happen.

This leads to my 2 opinions about the future.

  1. You can’t foresee the future.
  2. You can influence it.

How do you influence it? By being proactive today.

Preparing for tomorrow so that it doesn’t sweep you off your feet (I mean it in a bad way in this context, sorry romantics) is a valuable asset.

It could be as small as:

  • preparing your clothes for tomorrow
  • making a to-do list the night before
  • and if you have the will and time, actually do some pre-work beforehand
Take it from Patrick!

The imperative part is the preparation — During my apprenticeship as a hotel manager, we have learned about the french word for “preparations” which is “mise en place”. The importance of preparing one’s self for the actual work is very big, as it is the best way to execute the main work with little to no problems. And I think that’s a pretty fancy way to adress your preps!

What about you? How do you prepare for tomorrow?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
- Benjamin Franklin
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