What Can I Do Today For A Better Tomorrow?
Regardless of our employment status, this simple question used repeatedly can align us with the life we say we want, as we go about building our future in the present moment.
Fully employed raising a family
As the on-site CEO, logistics coordinator and the other million and one roles to be fulfilled each day, choices need to be made on an almost non-stop basis. Knowing why we are doing something and how it fits in with what we want for the future for ourselves, our loved ones and our communities can ensure the process of choosing is in line with ‘the big picture’.
Working for someone else is an exchange of competence and time for money. Listening to employees from a variety of organizations and sectors, it seems the exchange is rarely balanced. However, new opportunities are not always easy to predict. The approach of ‘waiting for the perfect situation in order to give one’s best’ might just be the reason why the ‘perfect situation’ hasn’t arisen yet. What can be done today for a better tomorrow, with the actual company or another one?
This category of worker is never unemployed, possibly underemployed but that’s another matter. The quieter moments, between projects or whilst in the process of building new business, is a time to prepare for tomorrow. When the phone starts ringing again it’s too late to review files, sort IT needs, learn new skills and catch up on sector studying. Using today, whether in terms of generating income or preparing for such times tomorrow, is the job of the self-employed.
It is easy to feel despondent. Time can drag between the peaks of interviews and the troughs of waiting for their outcome. The question ‘What can I do today for a better tomorrow?’ might spur one on to finding all sorts of previously unseen opportunities. Perhaps the library can be visited to polish up technical skills. Resources on offer within the community may lead to new contacts, and so forth. Ongoing personal and professional development are not dependent on employment.
In each case, taking the proactive stance rather than the reactive, passive position might lead to an alignment with who we truly know we are. Control over our attitude towards life need not be given away to circumstances, external factors or other people.
So, what can you do today for a better tomorrow? I’d love to hear your answers, so feel free to leave a comment. In the meantime, thanks for reading this today.