4 Habits That Can Change Your Life 5 Years From Now
The choices you make and the habits you cultivate are the two things that will make the most impact on your life.
Five years from now, who you become and what you accomplish will boil down to your daily choices and habits.
That’s why John C. Maxwell rightly said, “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”
Because the future is nothing more than a culmination of the present, these four powerful habits can help you move into the future with clarity.
Make choices with your future self in mind.
If you want your life to be drastically different five years from now, you need to learn to take steps each day that will make the next day better.
Every day should build on the progress of the day before.
Having your future self in mind is about being clear about how your daily choices and behaviors affect your life over time.
We often underestimate how much our current behaviors affect our future and overestimate their impacts in the present. This leads to regrets later as people make all kinds of wrong choices.
But the most successful people consistently try to make decisions that balance the needs of the present with the comfort of the future.
Why? Because they recognize that the future self is only a continuation of the present self.
If you don’t start making the right decisions and taking action every day, week, and month to become the person you want to be, in five or ten years you’ll find yourself having changed into someone you don’t want.
Ask yourself, “Who do I want to be 5 years from now?” “What do I hope to achieve in another 5 years?”
Then walk backward and start doing all the things that will get you where you want to be.
For example, assuming you want to have a million dollars in your account 5 years from now. Sit down and calculate how…