Invent the Future by Cindy Gallop
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
My favorite quote of all time is Alan Kay: ‘In order to predict the future, you have to invent it.’ I am all about inventing the future. Decide what you want the future to be and make it happen. Because you can. Write about your future now.
I sit here, mind blank, full of the past, not much of the present and none for the future. Those are my initial thoughts until I realize that I am present, I am here, and I change my present and future if I choose to. For the first time in my life, I ran 3 miles. To some, it may not mean much but for someone who like who was convinced that he could never run more than a mile, I saw a future of me running a marathon, getting new running shoes, perhaps a treadmill in the garage, full of future thoughts because I dared to do something in the present. It is now that I realize that my future is right here, right now, these words because they are the reason I keep wanting to write more, express more, get better than just whining. My future is my wife (who I am still getting to know) and what we will do together (perhaps travel, perhaps have children, or perhaps just spend more time loving each other, friends and family. What is the future but the possibility of the present? What I do today, right now will make my future, I see that now. Each day I work, work out, write, love her as well as family gets me closer to the life I have always wanted.