Predicting the future. Isn’t this what everyone is after?
Where is the stock market going to go tomorrow?
Who is going to win this sports game?
Where is my relationship going to be in a year?
What if you could predict the future with 100% certainty?
What if I told you that you can….However, this future only applies to your own life. You can predict the future for your own life, and it will become a reality. You can’t predict the future of things that are out of your control with 100% certainty.
I can’t guarantee you that the Yankees will beat the Oakland Athletics tomorrow, however you have to put up $26 to win $10 on the Yankees. Now if you knew with 100% certainty that the Yankees would win tomorrow would you be willing to bet it all on the Yankees?
Its crazy how much of our time we think about what is going to happen in the future. You make money and eventually have enough of it, that you decide to start saving for retirement…thinking about the future. You decide to put your money in Apples stock $AAPL. You are predicting that the price of Apple is going to go up from the point that you bought it, until the time you decide to take it out for retirement. If you didn’t believe this, then you would be better off just keeping your money in cash under the bed, or just buying gold bars. However, if you buy gold bars, then you are assuming that the price of Gold is going to go up. I believe that the price of silver $SLV will go up more than the price of Gold $GLD in the next 6 months, but thats a totally different topic.
My point is, we don’t realize how much we sit and try and predict the future. It takes away from what we should be doing which is living in the NOW. Make the most of each day. Don’t try and make the most of that day coming up 3 weeks from now, try and just live in the NOW. That’s what is important.
If you live in the NOW, good things will happen, don’t worry about the past or the future concentrate on the NOW.