Sometimes we need to take a step back from the everyday activities of daily life and work
and actually ask ourselves what we want. As children, we often have a firm idea of what we
want to be when we grow up, even if few of us actually become astronauts, train drivers or
princesses. As adults, we sometimes lose that vision and our conviction that we can have the
life we dream of. It’s not easy to sustain your dreams when every trip to the supermarket or
petrol station fills you with apprehension.
This issue is about returning to our original visions. Going back to basics, if you like, so we
can plan for the futures we want. It’s an approach inspired by our features on Future Life
Progression and Reflection using a personal SWOT. Both are powerful tools to help us imagine
the futures we want and providing an idea of how to get there. In my case, it’s meant a trip
to the gym three times a week because I want a future that involves a long healthy lifespan,
so I need to make changes now to make that happen. I don’t enjoy it and I’d much rather be
lying on the sofa with a book in one hand and a bar of chocolate in the other, but I recognise
that while that may be satisfying in the short-term, it undermines my long-term goals. We all
have to make choices, sometimes difficult ones. Sometimes we need to make sacrifices now
to have what we want later.
That’s why we’re inviting you to take some time to think about the life you want and the career
and business that’s part of that and to plan the life you want.
We’re here to help you create the future you deserve
Alison and everyone at Holistic Therapist