How Can I Make Today The Best Day?

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A man asked, where do you hopefully see yourself 5 years from now both professionally and personally? He then followed up with his answers that he sees himself not being part of a huge organization or any startup. He sees himself working on what he calls “useless” things that he can freely enjoy and of course love doing… then after he told all of his thoughts. He asks, how about you? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

I stopped and asked myself, where do I really want to see myself? After a minute of silence, I still don’t have any answers. It was empty. There was none.

Does it mean I don’t have something good for my future? Does it mean I should take some time off and contemplate that question?

I came to a realization that I don’t need to figure out what’s going to happen to me in the next 5 years. I have my goals and dreams with me. I might achieve all of them in the next years and set new ones again. It will change again.

The point is, that life is unpredictable. I understand that the question says “hopefully” and so that means with little hope or assurance if things went well. But, I would like to see it as I don’t have control over it. The only thing that I can control is today. What I do today and what I act today. I wanted life to surprise me for the next 5 years to come. My goals and dreams are the ones giving me fuel for my purpose. A lot of things can happen in a day, month, or in year. What about 5 years or more right?

Some people might have this detailed plan already. And it’s OK if that’s something they truly want. I don’t think being someone who doesn’t have a concrete plan for the next years should be seen as unequal.

Let life surprise you with its natural course. Enhance your life by focusing on the present moment. It is called a present for a reason. It is a gift.

May you reach your dreams.

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