I hit 40 years old, it's 2011, house prices in Vancouver keep on rising. If you told me 10 years ago I would be working out of a StarBucks on free wireless internet on a laptop computer I would have thought, wow. I'm here 10 years later. It's been a ride and a half, the world continues to change at break neck speeds. I have internet on my phone now for fuck sakes lol! One thing that I have learned is that change is going to happen like it or not. You MUST prepare for the future. If you don't look ahead you will become surrounded by things you don't want.
In my business (internet marketing), changes are even faster than the rest of the world. I feel I am at ground zero for change since the internet is my business. If I don't change, I don't make money. I am not a huge fan of change but adapt or die is the sword I live by.
My question to you
Are you living in the moment, or preparing for the future? Remember this, I was 20 years old just yesterday.What happened in between is a damn blur to me. One day I woke up and I was 40, it happened fast. It didn't take long to get here, 20 years from now I'll be 60, scary thought. I makes me want to enjoy every minute of my life. I'm glad I planned for the future, the best decision I ever did. I set myself up for life to live comfortably. It was an important goal for me to do. I'm glad I achieved it because I wasn't much of a student in school so I never thought I would be able to live on my owns terms with no 9-5 job. Some people like working a 9-5, not me. I thought I did until I had the chance to go off on my own and really prove to myself what I was made of.
As I reflect on the past, the present is my vision from the past. I can still recall saying I wanted to retire by 40 , but back then it was just words. Funny how your thoughts and words can become your reality if you want it bad enough. Looking out the StarBucks window, I look ahead at the world and my life with great anticipation, joys, questions, dreams, visions but bring it on! I am ready.