Posted by: David D. Daggett | February 7, 2011

In 20 Years

In 20 Years      

       Where do you want to be in 20 years? What do you want to accomplish? That was the question I asked a friend of mine who asked me to give him some guidance because he wanted to enter a triathlon with a goal on doing a half Ironman.

20 Years Ago

       It seems the world around us, wants to bait us, and tempt us with short-term results. A lot of apparent results seem to come from short sighted and scorched-earth tactics. Long-term fulfillment and satisfaction that leads to true happiness does not come instantaneously. It takes planning, perseverance, and hard work.

       We search for results spiritually, physically, professionally, and in our social lives. A good barometer of our progress is looking at where we want to be in 20 years. Over and over again, in all aspects of our lives, we see that consistency and repetition over an extended period of time produces enduring results that we all really crave.

      In order to be where we want to be in 20 years we may need to take positive action steps that lead us toward where we want to be. Unfortunately, our secular world wants us to accomplish immediate results. It is never positive for our long-term fulfillment and satisfaction to sacrifice our future for immediate results.

       So, we need to put a plan in place that is lasting. A plan that fits within our everyday lifestyles. Our plan that allows us to progress in the areas of professional, physical, spiritual, and social development. And a plan that we can aspirationally accomplish for ourselves and our loved ones around us.

        If we keep one eye on the future, and one eye on the present, we can be what we want to be in 20 years.

Looking to the next 20 years,


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