We grow as people through a combination of fate and our own actions. I didn’t begin training seriously in karate until I was in my thirties, ten years after I first encountered the martial arts.
- Think about where you were ten years ago. How are you different today?
- Are there parts of your life you’re better prepared for now? How did you get that way?
- Ten years from now, what kind of person would you like to be?
- What are some specific actions you could take to start yourself on that path? Could you take some classes? Change some old habits? Make new connections?
Write some of these possibilities down, and keep them in your daily planner or calendar. As you go about managing the life you have right now, think about ways you can make room for the life you want to have next.