Predict Your Own Future


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


People allow their fears to hold them back from stepping up and creating what they want for their life. You should never forget that in each small choice that you make, you are creating what’s to come next in your life. It is so important to develop the mental awareness to consciously think about what it is that you want for your life! You have to re-train your brain to stay focused on what you want to create. When you think a negative thought or anything that goes against what you desire, replace it with a thought of what you do want. What you think about increases. REMEMBER: there is powerful energy attached to each thought!! When you truly learn this, you will start to see how it’s playing out in your life. Pay attention to that constant mental chatter!


Also, take a step towards whatever it is that you want to create…even if it’s the smallest step! You have to start somewhere. You can make up a million excuses why you can’t do something or you can figure out a way to make it happen. I know this to be true—I have obtained my Master’s degree and created Plant Your Energy in prison! I had to start somewhere and it’s been a LONG journey, but now I can look back with a huge sense of appreciation for the hard work I put in when I could have just sat there wasting precious time. Make the moments of your life count for something!


When I was young and at the beginning of a 96-year prison sentence I felt as though I had no future. Therefore, I had no hope. The last thing on my mind was creating a future. As my first years passed, though, I was bored of doing nothing and I was growing up. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in stagnation. My mom had been continually encouraging me to take a college class to do something with my time and was willing to pay for it.


I finally decided to do it, even though I wasn’t enthused about it. I slacked on it because I didn’t care much at the time. I thought “why should I care about college? I’m in prison…and I’m likely going to die here.” Over the next couple of years, though, something began to transpire in me. I started to like learning and I realized that I was good at it. A program came into my facility that taught core curriculum classes for an Associate degree and I took them all. I was getting straight A’s and it helped to build my self-esteem. This is one example I have where I predicted my future by creating it. If you are genuine and motivated to create your future, help will come to you in ways that you never imagined.

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