Do You Ever Feel That Planning for the Future Is a Pointless Exercise?

The lyrics of a popular song goes something like this, When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, What will I be, Will I be pretty, Will I be rich. Here’s what she said to me. Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be, will be, the future is not ours to see.

Accomplish the Goals

GoalNo matter you happen to be an astrologer, or a clairvoyant you would never be able to predict the future with any degree of certainty. As human beings we do everything within our reach to plan and accomplish our goals.

What Will Be, Will Be

Post marriage she poses the same question to her husband and the reply is pretty much the same, once she has children, they ask her the same thing, to which she replies ever tenderly, the future’s not ours to see, indeed what will be, will be.

Man Proposes, God Disposes

As a mere mortal, all of us want a better future for ourselves and our off springs, we strive to create one, fact remains, man proposes, god disposes, people can and do make plans, however it is in the hands of god, who ultimately determines how things will turn out.

Be Comfortable With DiscomfortBe Comfortable With Discomfort

We must focus all our efforts on things that are within our control. The truth however is you cannot very well go
ahead and predict the future in any manner whatsoever. Which brings us to the fact that one need to learn to be comfortable with discomfort.

Learn About Your Mind

It helps to thrive on the notion of uncertainty, while overcoming the tendencies of distraction as well as procrastination. It helps you in a big way when you to try to study and learn about your mind.

Make Some Money

Make some moneyTry and make some money along the way, to stave off uncertain times, make savings for an emergency fund, invest it wisely and watch it grow over your lifetime. Rather than frittering away your time on mundane things, focus on doing something worthwhile so that after a significant period you have something substantial to show and not be disappointed with the results.

Do Something Worthwhile

Desist from whiling away your time on tv, games, social media, and such other things, try picking up something which has lasting value, like sketching, blogging, video blogging, coding, writing apps or even building your cookie business.

The Humdrum of Routine Living

This in itself would seem insignificant at the moment, over a period of time you would have picked up some fabulous skills along the way, while satiating your creativity, giving much needed diversion from the humdrum of routine living, whatever it happens that you do for a living.

Getting Comfortable With Uncertainty

ComfortableNo wonder, wondering about the future is indeed a tough question, no matter what your age happens to be. There is absolutely no point in trying to figure out each and everything. On the contrary getting comfortable with the idea of uncertainty is the best way forward.

Start Small

When you start something small and possibly build it every day. You derive satisfaction and fulfillment, when that small effort grows in value over a period of time you, you are filled with wonderment.

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

It goes without saying always be ready for opportunities, so that you can make hay while the sun shines. Always remember the happiest people do not necessarily have the best of everything, they make the most of everything that comes their way.

Final words

Never insist on planning and guessing for the future, instead focus on things that matter the most at the moment and there is no reason why the future may not turn out to be lovely. As it is said the future comes one day at a time, therefore it makes eminent sense to accept the past, and embrace the future as and when it comes, while living in the present.

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