“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” (C. S. Lewis)
The future is your next breath, the next blink of your eyes, your heart’s next beat. However far you’re guessing into the distant future, there is a much nearer one to deal with, and that is the only future that really matters, the one you have immediate control over. The road to anything 5, 10, 25, or 50 years from now goes through those modest everyday little futures that follow every action you take, every moment of stillness, every thought you have, no matter who you are.
By the time you reach what you now call “future”, it will have moved forward. So, be today the person you “plan” to become somewhere in the future, start now what you would like to happen in the future; learn what it takes, what is the best path for you. If “the future is something everyone reaches at the rate 60 minutes an hour”, why not be in simple and natural harmony with your dreams and goals at the same rate.
Some people leap from milestone to milestone, with very little satisfaction, wasting away, becoming hollower and hollower, waking up crushed daily, losing the interest in understanding why they don’t function properly, sometimes even taking pride in the cynicism that follows their malfunctioning. It’s how they understand to live their particular lives at the moment – something that can (and often does) change. But you can do better than that.
Don’t live on autopilot, because it will end up stealing your life away from you. What good can that be to you? Lifeless while alive?! No way! Life may seem short, but it’s surely long enough for anything you start right now.