The Terminator makes a point ... do you control your future?

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Interesting motivational point in the new Terminator movie.

This series is about the future coming to the past to prevent a person from affecting their future...

In the 'now', the characters in this movie see a potentially devastating future.  

We also need to look at our potential futures... what are the possibilities?

Your future --if you follow a certain path, make a series of choices, decide one thing over another-- what will the outcome be?

Is your future going to be positive or negative?

Are you doing something to change a future that may not serve you well?

What you do now affects what will happen later.   What are your choices?

Are you doing what is necessary now to make your life better later?

 

You can change the future by doing something NOW...

conversely: if you do nothing NOW, the future that you fear may eventually materialize

 

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Kat Palmiotti
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I've always found it so interesting on how we can do one thing and it could change our entire future (and does). We make a decision to walk away from a certain person, for example. Or to make a career change. Or to take a different route home from work. Or whatever. Every single thing we do impacts the future.

Nov 03, 2019 06:55 AM #6
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning John Henry, Florida Architect - this fits perfectly with end of year themes and what are we going to change.  Best way to predict the future is create it.

Nov 03, 2019 07:13 AM #7
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I can look back to certain pivotal moments, a Life fork in the road where a different decision or outcome would lead to a profound change in my present day.

I work my dual life for the sake of a future that I know is not guaranteed.  Places to go, things to see, if that's what's meant to be.  Bill

Nov 03, 2019 07:53 AM #8
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Mimi Foster
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Every day we are faced with choices. Some will have a life long impact, some will not. Being conscious of those decisions and not just going thru the motions will go a long way to forming our futures. Good post!

Nov 03, 2019 08:14 AM #9
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Kathy Streib
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Hi John- Every choice we make takes us down a certain path that leads to even more choices. But the point is that we have to make the choices...we have to take action. When we don't and we let life make the choices for us, we are like a ship without a rudder. 

Nov 03, 2019 06:08 PM #10
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James Dray
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Morning John.

The future is for me to decide what path I'll take.  I've made some bad decisions in the past and for sure, I'll make some more in the future.

Nov 04, 2019 12:30 AM #11
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                                         Thank you, John. 

Nov 09, 2019 06:35 PM #12
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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Thanks very much, Kathy Streib  for making your A list!

Nov 10, 2019 04:06 AM #13
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Carol Williams
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Hi John,
This is such an important concept for people to grasp. What we do today may have short term or long term results. This nation is on the cusp of finding that out because we are ignoring the realities of world affairs and history. 

As my pastor says, "Do not trade what is eternal for what is temporary."

Nov 10, 2019 12:27 PM #14
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Yup so true John. I am chosing to have a minor foot surgery soon in order to make my future hiking days 100% possible again! Yes!

Nov 10, 2019 02:12 PM #15
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Good evening John,

OMG..so glad I caught your post in Kathy's "Ah-ha" moments for the week. I see I've been missing so much... you even have a new photo! Great message..right to the point and I'm pondering it right now.

Nov 10, 2019 04:33 PM #16
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Hi Carol Williams   Trading temporary for eternal is indeed a great mistake!  No doubt the big picture depends on many decisions by the players in any 'game'!  Thank you.

Hello Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS  You made the correct short term decision!  I hope you hiking ability comes back easily for you!

Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I looked to the past for my photo!!! Ha.  I am living in the past and need to fast forward!  Thanks

Nov 11, 2019 04:46 AM #17
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Hi John:

A simple concept in theory, but not necessarily an easy one to execute, depending on the situation. But it's important, perhaps even essential.

Jeff

Nov 11, 2019 09:59 AM #18
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You’re making the best of everything and I definitely can see that totally.

Nov 11, 2019 08:14 PM #19
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Laura Cerrano
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The longer you live, the more you realize how much control you actually have over your life and most things in it.

Nov 11, 2019 08:18 PM #20
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I always say I have no regrets because I ended up living my happily ever after. But I do try to make the best choices now for continued success in life.

Nov 11, 2019 08:50 PM #21
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I love those time travel movies... they really get you to thinking about things like that.

Nov 12, 2019 01:52 AM #22
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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Hi Tammy Lankford, it's great when you feel you've done the right thing and have no regrets!! Great.

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089  There are some really good time travel movies.  I loved Time Machine, Somewhere in Time, and Millennium (1989).  Back to the Future was also a blast!

Nov 12, 2019 03:50 AM #23
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Wendy Rulnick
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Such wise advice, applicable to all areas of our lives, home, physical, learning, career, etc. This is a good exercise. Thank you for writing this, John!

Nov 12, 2019 11:32 AM #24
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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Glad you see how making decisions, minute by minute, day by day, will affect our futures.  It makes one ponder...  Thanks, Wendy Rulnick 

Nov 15, 2019 04:37 AM #25
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