As Peter Drucker wrote, The best way to predict the future is to create it.
The future relies upon your focus and your work to learn your way there. “There” being a destination that you planned well for. To create the future you must think of the end first, the end is everything. A desired future is nearly impossible to attain if we were only to respond or to react within life’s accepted circumstances.
As you aim to create the future, take into account all the possible challenges you may come upon. Your plan to the end must account for these as much as you are able to. By anticipating struggles in any form, you will not become overwhelmed.
With thinking to the end first, you also know with great wisdom when to stop. You have defined the achievement you set out to pursue, go no further until you have another plan to another end.
Nothing worth having comes as easily as we might hope. Fate alone can be both cruel and fantastic, we shouldn’t rely upon fate alone. With a plan to the end, we set our own course to tempt fate and to create the future. The more you learn and apply in these endeavors to create the future, the more predictably they may come to you.
“He who asks fortune tellers the future unwittingly forfeits an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say.” — Walter Benjamin —