Your decisions today impact the person you become tomorrow.
Let’s create some if-then scenarios:
- If you want a job tomorrow as a software engineer then start learning to code today. Over time, you’ll pick up the languages and skills you need to get a job
- If you want to be able to play with your kids in your 30s then get in shape while you’re still in your 20s.
- If you want to cook for your family when you’re married then start learning to cook when you move into your own place.
- If you want to lose weight then start going to the gym today.
- If you want to build a network then start reaching out to people today.
- If you want to keep your relationships strong then reach out to your friends every month or so to see how they’re doing.
- If you don’t want to go bald then start taking medications now.
- The list can go on forever…
What all of these scenarios have in common is some aspirational goal most people think about and the actions they need to take today to get there.
I’ve found that when I start taking action it starts to compound in ways I have a hard time realizing. For example, if you start learning a skill today you’ll be much further along in 2 years than never having started at all. The knowledge builds on itself and adds to your confidence.
Make the conscious decision to work towards your goals. Don’t just let them be aspirational.