“The future depends on what you do today.” —Mahatma Gandhi

What are you doing today? Do you have plans today that your future your will thank you for?

These plans can be as simple as eating an apple, or going for a walk. Anything today that will benefit you tomorrow is a proactive approach to your wellbeing.

There’s a balance to be considered between living in the present and the future. The balance between living in today’s moment and future moments is where the dance of proactive choices for a better future can take place.

Take time to think about who you want to become or what you want to be doing in the future. Think about who’s with you in the future: your kids, grandkids, spouse and close friends. All of these thoughts of the future should inspire you and help lead to making wiser and better decisions today to help create a better future for tomorrow.

Where are you right now in your journey towards your optimal quality of life? Likely, there are some areas that are exceptional, some areas that are average, and some areas that need immediate attention.

Being aware of your current quality of life and knowing who you want to be in the future is the the first step towards a life your future self with thank you for.

Now comes the next step: take action. Do what you need to do, and do it over and over again until you turn your areas of average choices and habits into exceptional quality decisions. Continue on with the areas that are exceptional. Ask for help and guidance in the areas that need immediate attention to improve your rate of success.

The final step towards your exceptional quality of life? Consistently taking action day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year.

This regular approach of doing the little things that matter will make your quality of life compound over time in a way that’s similar to an investment approach: the sooner you start the better, and the longer you do it, the more reward awaits you.

Here are the three steps towards a life your future self with thank you for:

  1. Take a self inventory of your quality of life and ask yourself what areas are great, good or poor.
  2. Take action towards maintaining the great areas, improving the good areas and asking for help for the poor areas.
  3. Consistently practice the positive choices and habits that will promote a higher quality life to see the potential benefits that await you!