Aspirations reframe our current circumstances into terms that tap into our dreams and hopes for the future.
Aspirations, though, have to touch ground somewhere.
That somewhere is Monday morning.
That somewhere is in the choices I make today.
Aspirations may be fulfilled in the future, but they always require engagement in the present.
My point in this post is just this: The future cannot be postponed.
All futures, if they are ever to take form, involve taking action today. Action postponed is future postponed.
When it comes to our aspirations, though, we are dealing with matters of the spirit and heart. We are dealing with deep desires and ambitious hopes.
We are dealing with all that makes us come alive and willing to work day after day and year after year in order to realize.
Hence the urgency to live some portion of that dream today. To choose to take one step—however small or however far away from the goal it may feel—today.
Maybe it’s a telephone call to make. Maybe it’s a essay to write. Maybe it’s a skill to learn. Maybe it’s a character trait to adjust. Maybe it’s a desktop to clear. Maybe it’s a problem to confront. Maybe it’s a mistake to correct. Maybe it’s a helping hand to extend.
Just as long as it happens today. Something, one thing, anything, today.
The future cannot be postponed. It will be here before you know it.
What about your aspirations? Let’s make sure by taking a practical step today.
On your side,
- Karl Edwards