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Forecasting Your Future

June 4, 2011

Forecasting Your Future

We don’t know what the future holds for us in most regards.  We can plan and speculate.  We can work hard, take risks, and rebound positively from setbacks.  Yet there are so many variables and factors we cannot control, that the probability of our predictions being accurate is low.  However, there are two factors we can control.  Our character and how we demonstrate our character in our daily lives.  We have that ability.

You can forecast your character.  You can become the person you truly want to be by demonstrating your values in how you handle routine and consequential choices.  We are the sum of our choices.

Our choices and actions reflect our beliefs and intentions, which is at the heart of who we are.  It is through our behavior and the impact we have on others and the world around us that we truly make a difference . . . or not.

Life is full of temptations, which continually present us with choices.  Temptations to cut honesty corners.  Temptations to take shortcuts or make short-sighted decisions.  Temptations to put our self interest ahead of the greater good.   Temptations to compromise what we want most for what we want at the moment.  Temptations to prove we are right instead of solving problems or doing the right thing.  Temptations to sacrifice relationships for the sake of making a point.  Our choices, especially when we encounter these temptations, reflect our character and who we truly are.

Because we  control our choices, we can shape our character.  In that manner, you can forecast your future because those decisions are in your hands.   You can bring out the magnificence that is inside you everyday and shine it on the people and world you inhabit.  I believe that is the most meaningful and fulfilling part of all of our futures.  The good news is you can make it happen.

If you wish to check how close you are to the person you want to be, I invite you to take our free LifePath GPS Survey.  You will be asked a series of two-part questions in which you can rate how you are now and how you would like to be on key character dimensions.  When you finish, you will receive a report of your results.  To take this questionnaire, go to LifePath GPS Survey.

Steve Weitzenkorn 

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