What makes the difference between a successful present and a less satisfactory one is the ability to build a future. It can be business plans or family plans. What you do now defines the future you can have. Therefore, if you want a successful future, it would be a good idea to invest in it already.
In ten, fifteen years, things will be different. And because time deepens any patterns, it would be a mistake to ignore the present information, hoping that in the future it will resolve itself. Many people accept their present as it is: they continue to work at an unsatisfactory job just to be able to pay their installment at the bank, they are content with what they have, they stay in the comfort zone and do not think they can get more in time. If we look at things in perspective, these patterns will not continue the same for ten years. The enthusiasm of life will erode, new needs will arise and stress disorders will be reached.
To understand if your present has value for the future, consider these questions:
Does my job bring me professional satisfaction? But personal?
Am I motivated to be here?
Does this team values match my values?
Do I capitalize on my professional potential?
Do I feel like I’m working in a team?
Am I appreciated for what I do?
Do I see myself in this company in the future?
Investments in the future are cumulative. They require time, energy, work, self-development and so on. And if you know exactly what you want, you will be able to contribute to the achievement of your goal. You will be able to see the changes you make as simple actions. For example, you can create a new healthy habit every day. Thus, investments in personal development for a better future will gradually increase.
Try to get as much out of the investment you make. Divide your long-term goals into smaller goals and prioritize them. At a professional level, use feedback to monitor business progress. If you notice devaluations in your investment, find out what steps you should take to identify mistakes to correct.
Time passes, experience gathers, and the first thing that matters is how much you invest in the ability to be more productive, constantly using the lessons learned, which you can adapt to the situation.