|Among the things we know about the human condition is the fact that we have a need to be pulled by the future. There is a desire for us to believe that our future is better than the present. If you allow your God-given dream to fuel your future, you will be well on your way to success. The person who tells me that they have an amazing present but a bad future is not in a good place in life. The person who says they have a terrible present but knows that they are going to have a great future because of X, Y, and Z — is in a good position.
There is so much importance in being drawn to and pulled by the future. People tend to become worried or distressed when they are pulled by the past. All of these regrets and remorseful situations are weighing on them. It’s like they’re running with a parachute attached to their backs. They feel pulled by what happened to them, what was done to them, or how they were treated unfairly. There is also the overhead of fear or regret. Choose to cut these cords! The present also pulls a lot of people in, so they are caught up in all the chores, all the daily minutia, and all the things that people say about them. This way of living won’t get you very far.
Friend, allow yourself to be pulled by the future! In the face of a God-given dream or vision, you can remain hopeful. As my Grandpa Schuller once said, “If you build your dream, your dream will build you.” Go after your compelling “why” every day. Don’t give up on your dream, embrace it to get through what you’re facing.