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Thought for Today - January 31, 2024

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln

Life’s a bit like navigating through a dense fog with a compass in hand. You might not see your destination, but you've got the tools to steer your course. Sitting back and waiting for the fog to lift isn't going to move you forward. It’s about marching on, compass in hand, trusting that each step takes you closer to where you want to be.

When you think about it, the future is this abstract idea that we’re all reaching for. It’s not something that’s passively received; it’s actively built, piece by piece, through our actions, decisions, and innovations. It's not enough to daydream about 'one day.' It's about asking, 'What can I do today to make that 'one day' a reality?'

Imagine each day as a brushstroke on a canvas. The picture isn’t clear at first, and that’s okay. With every action you take, you're adding color and shape to that masterpiece. Sometimes the strokes go awry, and the picture seems off. But here's where the magic happens: those unexpected strokes can lead to new forms, blending into something more beautiful than you initially intended.

The point is, you're the artist here. And the future? It's not a predetermined image waiting to be unveiled. It's a work of art waiting to be created by your hand. Whether it’s in your personal life or your professional endeavors, the power to mold the future into a shape that resonates with your vision lies with you. So grab that compass, pick up that brush, and start creating. The future is an empty canvas, and you've got an entire palette of possibilities at your fingertips.


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