Isn’t it funny that decisions that may have seemed questionable at the time worked out in your favor days, weeks, months or years down the road? That path you were taking might not have made sense at the time, but everything came into focus in hindsight.
Though it’s something we obviously know – perhaps in the back of our minds – it can be difficult to comprehend the fact that your very actions today have a direct impact on your future. Those little actions quickly add up. And they make all of the difference.
We know the basics – smoking and drinking in excess is bad for you and exercise and eating healthy is good – but this goes way beyond that. It may not even necessarily include an action because thoughts are just as important. The way you act and feel about yourself often speaks volumes more than actions alone.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a crystal ball to see where we are headed. But we do have the ability to shape and sculpt an experience between now and then that can be extremely beneficial in the long run. You just have to be willing to make a few promises to yourself first.
Those promises are the difference between success and failure or happiness and depression. They can bring fulfillment or emptiness. But the common denominator is that they are within your control. You make the decision to keep those promises or break them. And that makes all of the difference. That’s why you’ll thank yourself for keeping these 10 promises in 10 years: