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Future Planning


2013-1216 Outer SpaceI am possibly one of the few people on Earth who had not heard about the movie Interstellar — I stumbled upon the movie teaser in this post when I accidentally clicked the wrong link. I don’t know much about the movie, since it has not been released yet, so if it has to do with one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eaters, I apologize, a year in advance, for using the movie teaser in this post.

The premise of the movie, as I understand it, is scientists find some sort of worm hole that connects to elsewhere in the universe. Scientists then create a plan to travel beyond the worm hole. Whether or not this is actually the premise of the movie is not as important as the planning that might enable you to enjoy your future.

Creating a to-do list for tomorrow might not take very long, but planning a future that may be years away will require a lot of dreaming, thinking, researching, scheduling, and changing. Most importantly, to reach a desired future will require action. Even the best plan in the world means nothing if ideas in the plan are not acted upon.

Keep in mind, there is a huge difference between a plan and a result. A good plan, may lead to a less-than-desirable result and a bad plan may accidentally lead to a desirable result. Plan anyway. You are more likely to achieve a desirable result if you begin with a good plan.

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Your future might not look like your past. If you are having difficulty planning your future, or you have advice for others who are having difficulty planning their future, leave your comments below this post.


Thanks to Celeste for teaching me about future planning; Paramount, Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary, and SYNCOPY for financing, producing, and/or distributing the movie; Christopher Nolan for directing the movie; the actors and actresses who contributed to the movie Interstellar; YouTube for hosting the official movie teaser; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.