Do you ever ask yourself, “How did I get here?”, and think about actions you took, or events that happened, that meant you ended up where you are now?
Yesterday I did and it was very interesting. I could pinpoint events that totally changed the course of my life.
This was a great exercise because it became very clear to me that the choices I make and the attitude I had clearly sent me in one direction or another.
An example would be joining the Air Force and another would be leaving the Air Force. Both of these events had huge effects on my life. The first meant I left home at 18 and moved to the other end of New Zealand. The second made it easy for me to get a job because I had a range of skills, turned up on time, and worked hard.
Your decisions today do effect your life tomorrow and this exercise makes that very clear. Try it this week and maybe do it everyso often as it will keep you on track to the life you want.