Make A Decision For Your Future Self.

Photo by Don Miller, CC BY 2.0

If you’re not sure how to make a certain decision, consider how you’ll look back on what you decided. Look back on it from your future self.

If you want to take that memory with you, then brave every risk and climb every cliff — do what it takes to get there. Give your future the best hope of nostalgia.

If you know your decision will be a burden of baggage, then hold on to what you must and let go of what controls you. You have just the one story to tell, but most importantly, it’s the only story you must one day tell yourself. Make it the one you want.

— J.S.

7 thoughts on “Make A Decision For Your Future Self.

  1. I was reading in one of my old journals this morning and read this quote,

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -MarkTwain

    And then I read this. What a great truth this holds!


  2. Great advice! In other words, as a sage once said, “You can choose your destination and accept the way, or you can choose the way and accept the destination.”

    Sadly, our human default mode seems to be “the easy way.” As you say, if we decide on a goal, then take the risks, face those cliffs, battle those demons, we’ll arrive where we want to be. But if we take a course of self-indulgence or “no sweat” now, then we have to accept the the harvest of regrets we ultimately arrive at. Been there, done that.


    1. Yes, right on. I should also add that there will be tons of failure even when do our best, and that’s okay too. We can only get up and carry on, perhaps with a different method or an altogether new path.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.