Start with the end in mind

Shape your future πŸ’ͺ

Have you ever taken the time to think about your future. To ask yourself what it’ll be like when you’re 40-50-60 years old? What you’ve achieved in life? How will your character look like?

Will you be the same person you are today? Or a better version of yourself?

How can you determine and shape yourself to become that person? How can you control the outcome of your character? There is a way to do this, but it’s not easy.

Picture yourself at your own funeral.

There will be 5 types of people there:

  1. Family
  2. Coworkers
  3. Friends
  4. Your partner
  5. Your children

You need to define the words you want them to say to you. You need to shape their words by shaping yourself.

Family

What will your family say to you? How did they experience your presence? Did they experience kindness, helpfulness, love? What do you want your family to say? Define that and shape yourself.

Coworkers

What will your coworkers say to you? Were you a hard working employee? Did you have a special bond with some of them? Did they like you? What do you want them to say? Shape yourself to your answers.

Friends

Friends, ah yes ☺️. What will your childhood friends say? What will your new friends say? Did you share your secrets with them? How special or close were you with them? Did you really care about them? Were you helpful? Shape yourself.

Your partner ❀️

Your partner, oh no πŸ’”. He or she will be devastated!!! To lose the happiness and laughter you’ve brought into the world. How was his or her experience? How did you treat your partner? Were you loving, caring, a great mom or dad, supportive, motivational? How do you want your partner to experience you as a person?

Your children ☺️❀️

Your children 😭. What will your kids say to you? Were you a loving parent? Did you help them achieve their goals? Did you show support? How much did you care for them? Was there an unconditional love between you and your kids? Did you make enough time for them? What do you want your kids to say? πŸ’”

I know, it’s hard. Especially the last ones πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”. I got so emotional writing this post. We don’t have much time, so be loving, caring, humble, supportive to everyone. Show the true you! ☺️

Take control of your life and begin to shape the person you want to become right now!

If you know where you want to go, the road will be crystal clear to follow. If not, it’ll be dark and you’ll get stuck. You’ll begin to walk circles. You’ll get confused and angry because you can’t see where you’re going.

I highly recommend you to read the book called “The 7 habits of highly effective people“. It can help you shape your character.

Take care of yourself and especially your loved ones. Shape yourself. ❀️

Author: Mitchel Pawirodinomo

Software Engineer | Pentester | FX Trader

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