What does your 2030 look like? Try it! It’s 2030 and I…
- never felt this good!
- am happy to be alive and well!
- look better than I ever have now than in my twenties or thirties!
- didn’t know I could ever own my own business and be this successful.
- didn’t know I could earn that Master’s Degree.
- never even knew I could overcome depression.
- didn’t know I was this strong! (Mentally, emotionally and/or physically).
- had know idea I could quit this terrible job and work here at this great place.
- could have such a great relationship with my spouse.
We can get so caught up in our daily life that it’s difficult to even think about what’s going to happen in 10 years, let alone tomorrow. A lot can transpire, even in 2 years. Lives can completely change for the better or worse, depending on how you look at a certain situation.
Yesterday, I took a social media scroll and I was stopped in my tracks when I saw this quote by Rob Booker. “Your 2030 lifestyle will be determined by your 2021 decisions. For me, this statement has so much power and meaning. That every thought or action I take right now has an impact on my future. What can I do right now to lay my path for that lifestyle I desire?
Less than 10 years from now, I will be 54. (Holy crap!) My plan is the same as anyone else’s. Continuing to live an active, happy and loving life with my husband, surrounded by our friends and community, inspiring each other. Having that peace of mind and the freedoms that make our lives joyous and meaningful. To get up every morning and be overly excited to start the day! To be healthy, sharp, friendly and allow people to feel great by just being in my presence. For me, I think continuing to have these simple pleasures, the success and abundance always follow. I myself need to be reminded on days of the little mundane things. For example when I don’t feel like writing this blog. Thinking what’s the use? Only 2 people may be reading it and one of them is my dad, (Hi dad!) and not sure if it’s making a difference.
This message is not to upset, I simply hope to get you thinking about your future and the bigger picture. No matter what your age, situation, health condition, lifestyle, we are here on this earth to have meaningful lives. When that meaning has left, we start to decline, we don’t get excited to wake up in the morning. Reminding you again that it’s never to late to start that thing you always wanted to do. Even if you don’t think that one small idea will not bring you something that leads you to next thing to follow through on that next great thing. It really does and when you see that wheel start to spin, life gets exciting again!
I encourage you to send this to someone who doesn’t think that their actions or thoughts have meaning today. What you are doing in this moment is setting you up for your 2030. Will you continue because you like the way it’s going or do you need to course correct? 10 years ago I was living in the Pacific Northwest. I moved back to Philly in 2012 and six years ago I was living in a major state of depression that I didn’t think I could overcome and 30 pounds over weight. I’ve been there and I refuse to go back. I finally had the courage to get over my feeling of apathy and little by little find ways to heal by being inspired and helped by others. Our best days are just around the corner!