Do you ever think about it??
Not just "what I would like to HAVE 5 years from now".... but, really..... what will my life look like?
Do I want to be healthy? What does that look like? How do I see myself going through my day, moving my body and choosing food? What are the 'automatic' choices that I see myself making?
Do I want to be solvent? What does that look like? How will I make spending choices? How much will I have in my savings account?
Do I want to live in the house I am currently living in? How does that house look? Are the things that are bothering me NOW still there?
Who will I be living with? What does our life look like?
I know, I know..... I am married.... of course I will be living with my husband! Or will I? That is also a choice..... and a result of the things I do (or don't do) every day.
If I don't make my desires REAL... they won't happen. Spending my money the way I have spent it for the last 20 years will keep me in the financial position I am in right now.
Doing the daily things I have done for the 20 years.... will keep me in a position where my health and weight are a daily concern.
Me? I do not plan to be held hostage by food or finances in the future. And 5 years is long enough to accomplish what needs to happen to make my life look more the way I want it to.
My point here is.... that if I want certain things to be in my future, I need to make small daily changes that will get me there... and if I can DREAM concretely.. (How WILL I be spending my day in my dream life?).. then some of my daily habits will begin to build themselves.
My life will change while I change myself.
Will my life look like I plan it to? Of course not... one of the few things you can count on in life is CHANGE! But I will be better prepared to meet what life throws at me. Including success :-)
Because another thing I can count on in life is ME!