Why the Present is the Future
Your future is now, as in today, in this moment, as you read this article. Your future is no longer four, three, two, or even a year from today. You’ve grown up, and you’re seeing people pass you by whether they’re doing what they love or are selling themselves out for what I call bribes and the masses call paychecks.
There’s no more “tomorrow I’ll,” “wait ‘til next year,” (I’m a Browns fan, so I had to use that one), or “well, in five years I’ll be much better off.”
Know when I had the omg moment?
Last year, in 2017.
Back in 2012, I saw myself in a different place, but in mid-2015 it all changed when I rediscovered my passion for writing.
Where did I see myself in 2017?
At fitness expos working supplement booths, posing for pictures in fitness magazines, and maybe even competing at a high level.
Don’t get me wrong, I was well on my way to it, but something inside me changed, and it was my will to get the truth into the world regarding entities like the Deep State and how they affect everyone.
So, in 2015, I started writing again, I’d say July 2015 was my real kickoff date.
What did I do?
“Okay, so in 2020, I’ll…”
“Five years from today, I’ll…”
It’s 2018, and I’m 27. There’s no more five-year plan. After watching the NFL Draft this weekend and seeing kids play a game they love who are five, six, seven years younger than I, there’s no more five-year plan unless you’re the Cleveland Browns, who happen to be on their ninth five-year plan in nineteen years.
Notice how these five-year plans not only add up but tend to change often.
These five-year plans are over, and I officially ended my own five-year plan in 2017, stating that it wouldn’t be in 2020 I’d launch the series I’d been working on, but in 2018, the first book would be launched.
So, Lord of Columbia is set to launch in September 2018, because these five-year plans, which again work as well as government central-planning, never freaking work.
Apply this concept to your own life.
How many people do you know were in college and they changed their major a few times? In their case, the four-year plan (five-year plan does apply in some circumstances) doesn’t work.
What to do?
Take your future day by day. Each day will get you closer to your goal. Don’t rush and try to achieve as quickly as possible, but don’t set a timetable. Instead, work on your passion daily. I write and edit daily. In Lord of Columbia’s case, I’m editing all three manuscripts daily, with the first manuscript receiving the bulk of my attention as it’ll be set for a September release date.
I’m sure we’ve heard people state the importance of taking things one day at a time.
Take your passion one day at a time, and you’re going to succeed in ways you never once thought possible.
Don’t rush, but don’t sloth. Instead, go at your own pace, do what you can each day, devote free time to your passion, wake up an hour earlier, go to bed an hour later, and make sensible opportunity costs and you’ll get there.
I never dreamed I’d be looking at book cover art in 2018. In fact, until 2017, I had zero idea on how to find solid, professionally done book covers. I didn’t know book trailers existed, either. I never knew the best way to hook a reader and keep them hooked until the end of a book until early this year. I didn’t even know how to write with my reader in mind until November 2017.
Now, imagine had I said I wanted to have all this done five years from July 2015.
Sure, it’s taken me nearly three years in this real-life scenario, but it could’ve taken me much longer as the sense of urgency mayn’t have been there.
Moral to this article?
Use your time, use it wisely, don’t set a timetable, use each second to your advantage, and deliver a clean, finished product people want to read.
Your future is now.