YOU are Your Future

Monday Message from Jerry Houston, President and CEO of HPISolutions

Have you ever taken the time to think about

Who You Are,

What You Want, and

The Uniqueness of Purpose You Have in the World?

Now, that was heavy!  Seriously, when you think about the future in a deep way, you begin to realize that the future all depends on YOU.  That is to say that the future is not something that happens to you, it is something that you create, based on who you are.

Here are some things to think about:

  • When you were a child, what did you dream about becoming? Sure, some of those things were unrealistic (not likely that a 5’6” person is going to be in the NBA), however, it is very clear that you must dream first, crystalize those dreams, and create a plan for achieving what you are meant to be.
  • Have you taken stock of yourself; making a list of every accomplishment you have achieved from birth to your present age? Have you then considered what you really want to accomplish in your life from your current age to the next milestone, say retirement?  How about from retirement age to life’s end (I use 112!).  We are living longer and there is a whole new world for you, after your career has concluded.
  • Have you thought deeply about your PURPOSE? Why are you here?  What is the work that makes you most passionate about in your life?  Are you doing that work?  Why not?  What would it take to move in that direction?

It is really important to take time out of your hectic life to consider what track you are on and if it is fulfilling for you.  Remember, “If it is to be, it’s up to me.”

Have a great week.