When it comes to making your dreams come true, design is the first critical step to reaching them.
Your choices, even (and maybe especially) the little ones, can change your life, the lives of those around you, and even the world. Every day we are faced with choices that shape the future, whether it’s tomorrow, next week, or years from now, our choices right now are impacting our readiness for the opportunities we dream about in our future and whether we will be able to take advantage of them.
Good or bad, how we will experience our life 1, 5, 10, 30 years from now has something to do with the choices we make now.
If that’s so, the standards, values, and practices that we mark our choices against will either be by default or by design. Another way of saying that is without design, you are already using your default standards and values to make your choices and thus, for the most part, those choices are valued against immediate wants and not a designed future.
Taking the time to dream and design your life in detail; business, eating habits, how you relate to money, who you hang out with, education, where you live, how you live, body love; all sets you up to accomplish what you dream about now.
If you do not design your standards and values at least 10 years out, you are likely without a rudder for reaching distant shores.