I’ve always been told that I have innate ability to plan. Up till now I’ve always taken it as a compliment. I’m usually ready for anything that life has to throw at me. I mean how can it be a bad thing to be prepared for the future?
Most people would think that the ability to plan and prepare are good qualities to have but like all good things, it should be done in moderation.
It has always been in my nature to plan and prepare; whether it be for a trip, a test, a game, a job interview or anything else you could think of. It might also be contradictory to say that my personality is just as easy going and carefree as the next person. I love winging things, I love playing things by ear, I love going with the flow and even yolo’ing. Is it possible to be carefree yet plan for the worse?
I digress, but the point Im trying to make is that I never really realized until recently that sometimes my planning is one of my worst characteristics.
I have been so obsessed with planning for the future I forget to live in the present. Carpe diem! I used to live by that! Letting go of the past, not worrying about the future…..live for today. Live like tomorrow will be the last.
Somewhere along the line I’ve lost balance between living in the now and planning for the future. I try to plan for my future; making sure I save enough for retirement, figuring out what I want to do in 10 years, what kind of house I’ll have, when I’ll get married, what my kids will grow up like….things that are yet to happen.
The actions of today determine the results of tomorrow but if all you can do is look into the horizon and stare into the future you will miss whats right in front you (today).
I’ve forgotten about that…….I need to enjoy what life has to offer. Do enough to make sure I dont end up homeless and broke ….. because if all you do it live for the future you wouldnt have really lived at all.