Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.— Khalil Gibran
Floundering Thinking About The Future quotations
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That's what makes me feel whole.
I have always been very confident and very upbeat about the future potential of India. I think it is a great country with great potential.
Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.
I think that sometimes almost the bigger tragedy in a weird way is all of the future imagined creative projects that could have happened that didn't. I feel the same way about lots of brilliant people who die young, kind of senselessly especially.
Humans can't live in the present, like animals do.
Humans are always thinking about the future or the past. So it's a veil of tears, man. I don't know anything that's going to benefit me now, except love. I just need an overwhelming amount of love. And a nap. Mostly a nap.
I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests.
Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here.
If you think you'll laugh about it someday, go ahead and start today.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past.
They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
When we are children we seldom think of the future.
This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
Start small, think big. Don’t worry about too many things at once. Take a handful of simple things to begin with, and then progress to more complex ones. Think about not just tomorrow, but the future. Put a ding in the universe.
I think the American Dream should be about a greater progressive legislation that allows for what I call a necessary future world of cooperational humanism.
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
Life goes on. Whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown. Or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could've been.
I know you're supposed to set goals for yourself.
I see all that motivational stuff on television. Think about the future, what's next! But I'm all into the journey. It's fascinating to me. So if I make certain what I want moment to moment, I'm cool at the crossroads.
Time is an illusion. Time only exists when we think about the past and the future. Time doesn't exist in the present here and now.
Human's can't live in the present as animals do;
they just live in the present. But human's are always thinking about the future or the past.
So many things we think will keep for tomorrow, won't.
I don't know how it happened, but everyone thinks I'm this crazy b***h.
Maybe because I don't have eyebrows. A lot of bands talk s**t about me and I post a blog calling them out. F**k them. The future is bright pink so put on some sunglasses, b****es.
Think about our dilemma on this planet.
If the expansion of consciousness does not loom large in the human future, what kind of future is it going to be?
Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.
(...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
I've always believed the world would be a better place if more people everywhere have a chance to shape their own future and realize their full potential. I think that is what life is about.
The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it prevents people thinking about their futures in a responsible way.
Whenever your heart starts to be anxious about the future, preach to your heart and say, 'Heart, who do you think you are to be afraid of the future and nullify the promise of God? No, heart, I will not exalt myself with anxiety. I will humble myself in peace and joy as I trust this precious and great promise of God - He cares for me.'
The most obvious risk was that the Russian speaking population was threatened and that the threats were absolutely specific and tangible. This is what made Crimean residents, the people who live there, think about their future and ask Russia for help. This is what guided our decision.
We've got to control our own energy. Now, not only oil and natural gas, which we've been investing in; but also, we've got to make sure we're building the energy source of the future, not just thinking about next year, but ten years from now, 20 years from now. That's why we've invested in solar and wind and biofuels, energy efficient cars.
Thinking about the future and thinking about the past is really only a way of ignoring the present.
What we need to envision the future, .
.. stop thinking about the present and saying, 'Let's put a Band-Aid here.
I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior.
I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.
It's almost obscene when you see people who haven't matured, who haven't changed, who don't have the weight of years on them. So that's interesting to me - to think about playing him into the future, anew.
I naturally believe there will be a future, but I do not waste my time imagining its radiant beauty. ... It seems to me that we ought to think first about the present. Even if the present is desperately dark, I do not wish to leave it. Will tomorrow be free from darkness? We'll talk about that tomorrow.
We didn't want to do that. It would have been a beautiful moment in the movie but it would have brought the movie down. So Danny's vision was perfect I think when he wanted it to be driven at the same time having this new emotion about this boy coming as a hallucination or like a déjà vu and as the future kid.
I do see myself settling down, getting married and having kids.
But when I think about a family life in the future there's rarely a man involved which is kind of weird.
To me, the idea of a weatherman is really powerful.
There's a guy on television or on the radio telling us the future, and nobody cares. It's this daily mundane miracle, and I think the songs I chose are about noticing the beauty in normal, everyday life.
The purpose of thinking about the future is not to predict it but to raise people's hopes.
Self-reflection entails asking yourself questions about your values, assessing your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.