posted on Aug, 24 2015 @ 09:26 PM
For many the future seems like an enigma inscrutable.
But in truth its just a logical extrapolation of foundations already constructed.
Your mind prompts and dictates your behaviors--and it consists of nothing more than neural networks of synaptic connections ingrained into different
depths depending upon the frequency and intensity with which those actions occur. It's nothing more than a collection of habits that you mistake for
your authentic self, and those habits you tend repeat with reckless abandon.
Thus because of that proclivity towards unthinking regurgitation of habit, the future is something that can be reasonably ascertained in significant
part--for pieces and parts of it are constantly coming into existence once the conditions prerequisite for their appearance occurs.
Sound complex? It isn't, really.
All that means is that your past behaviors influence your present actions. And your present actions help catalyze the future into being.
So by examining your past and present state, you can reasonably ascertain the trajectory upon which you travel. Then just like measuring the velocity
and angle of a cannonball launching, you can reasonably estimate where it (and you) will eventually land at some future time.
But let's back up for a second and put that into concrete form. Let's shade in some clarity with details.
About five years ago I was at the office in the morning chatting with someone via text. He'd had just gotten a job working telecom and was
complaining that his coworkers were horrible and the environment was negative.
In short he thought the job was completely awful. And he wanted out ASAP.
"Start saving money immediately," I advised. "Save enough and you can open a business and start working for yourself."
A week went by and nothing. Two weeks went by and zilch.
He had the option to start saving towards freedom, but he continued spending every last penny on nonsense.
"You could save at least 20-30 a month if you stopped using a smartphone," I advised. " And you could save a lot more if you bought an older car
and got cheaper insurance."
"That won't get me enough money," he complained. "I need way more than a few hundred dollars."
But what he completely disregarded was the value of aggregation. What he ignored was the accumulation of wealth over time.
A few hundred dollars a month is a few thousand dollars each year. And that would've gone a long way towards funding his escape from that torment.
But that advice he also ignored, and by so doing he locked his future into being. Then I could say with disappointing assurance:
"In five years you'll still be at that job. And you'll be even more miserable than before."
Well, five years passed. He's still at that job. He's even more miserable than before.
Am I a soothsayer? Am I a psychic savant?
Of course not--I just determined the natural consequence of his behavioral trend. I analyzed the trajectory his actions placed him upon and I made an
Reading his current habits I saw his unwillingness towards change, then could immediately ascertain where those actions would deposit him in the
This isn't magic--but it can seem magical to those who lack awareness of extrapolating trends. And it can work miracles in helping you avoid
unpleasant outcomes in times ahead.
Take five minutes to write down your daily habits. Scrutinize everything from your dietary regime to your exercise plan to your hobbies at night.
Examine how you spend your time and money and energy.
Then for each activity ask yourself a simple question: If I continue performing this habit at the exact same frequency, where will it lead me in five
years? And how will that predicted outcome change if I perform it more/less?
Seriously, try it. You'll learn a lot about yourself, you'll learn a lot about where you're heading in the future.
And you'll have a chance to see in advance whether that's someplace you want to be.
Start reading the future from your past and present habits.
Start ascertaining your trajectory moving forward in time.
Take the habits of today and estimate where they'll lead you tomorrow.
Then you'll know with reasonable certainty where you'll wind up.
And you'll see in advance how your life will unfold.