“The future depends on what you do today.”
Our future is unpredictable. That is for certain. But according to today’s quote by Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist Mahatma Gandhi, “the future depends on what you do today.” Everything that we do from the moment we arise in the morning until we put our head down on our pillow at night defines our future. The amounts of choices we have within any given day is immeasurable. I mean have you really ever counted how many decisions you have made within a typical day. Most may not even be a thought as much as it being part of your daily routine. Getting up at 4:30 am, meditating, writing this blog, exercising, checking email, walking the dog eating breakfast, deciding what to wear, etc. This is just a small portion of what goes on in my daily life.
Each one a decision. Sometimes made rather quickly, other times not so much. If I decided not to do any of these it would potentially affect my health, my livelihood, or my family. This decision making continues when I drive to work , while I am at school, drive home and do my nightly routines with my family. Each decision has some sort of impact and my reactions to anything that does not go according to plan also has an affect on my future.
Our future has been unwritten but like an unfinished novel we are still writing our future page by page based on the decisions we make. If we want to impact the world the decisions today will impact the decisions of tomorrow. It is important that we remain present in our lives and have an “all in” mentality. Our future depends on it.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?