musings about the future

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Sometimes you need to take your future into your own hands, collect all your wisdom, fears and thoughts and let them rush out of you and assemble into something unique, creative and inspiring.

There’s always that quote by Karen Lamb: “a year from now you will have wished you started today”

“a year from now you will have wished you started today”

– and that’s so true. Why do we not take initiative to make a change more often? Why do we always wish it upon someone else to make the start for us?

I recently watched a TED talk by Reshma Saujani called ‘Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection’. She comments on society’s need to have girls creating perfect things, words, images, jobs – everything. But why, when we are brought up as girls are we not taught to aspire to be BRAVE, be bold, be daring to take risks? Under society’s cruel watch girls are brought up to be the ideal citizen, child, daughter, mother and student. But we are not taught to embrace life, to go after our dreams and chase that high end career we really want even if we might not be fully qualified.

Why are we not teaching young women to embrace their future and take it into their own hands, despite not being perfect. We don’t need to be perfect, we need to embrace our flaws and quirks and instead think of them as unique bubbles of inspiration. Those weird dreams you have? Pick up a pencil and turn them into art. Then release your words or images into the world and watch them as people are inspired by you.That place you’ve always wanted to travel to? Buy a plane ticket or take a road-trip.

But do it today.

Don’t wait until you’ve perfected your idea. Don’t wait until ‘the time is right’. Be brave. Embrace the now because you don’t know what the future holds. Don’t wait for destiny to kick in – as strong as the universe’s spiritual forces of nature can be, why not take it into your own hands, your own mind and actually BE the change?

The future isn’t coming; it’s here. And it’s waiting for you to make your move.

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