Article published on LinkedIn.com: May 24, 2023
We are living at the greatest time in all of human
history. We are surrounded by abundant opportunities that we
can take advantage of, to realize our dreams.
The only real limits on what we can be, do, or have,
are the limits we place on ourselves by our own thinking. Our
future is virtually unlimited.
Life is a remarkable journey that takes us up and down
a road of happiness, growth, interaction, love, fear, and
sometimes pain and hardship, which comes with all the good we
are blessed with.
Our journey will begin with our cry at birth and end
with our last breath at death. Each of us has his or her own
journey, yet all will experience the same emotions and
struggles that are synonymous with life. From birth to death,
we are always experiencing sensations from the world we live
We are nurtured,
loved, taught, and grow, through every form of good and bad we
encounter. Every stage of our lives prepares us for the next.
We learn to be social beings by interacting with everyone who
crosses our paths. We learn about each other through
communication, intellect, and emotions.
The journey will not always
be smooth; in fact, throughout our lives, we
will encounter many challenges. Life is a journey filled with
lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations, and
special moments that will ultimately lead each of us to a
particular destination, to a specific purpose in life.
Along the way, we may stumble upon obstacles that will
encumber the paths that we are destined to take. Some of these
challenges will test our courage, strengths, weaknesses, and
faith. In order to follow the right path, we must overcome
these obstacles. Sometimes these obstacles are really
blessings in disguise, only we do not realize that at the
Every person living has two things in common regardless
of race, gender, location, social status, or sexuality from
the richest to the most impoverished beggar: he or she was
born and will die. The distance between those two events
All the events between birth and death are part of the
experience. The beginning is always the same. The ending is
always the same. The middle, those moments of living or
letting life slip past you, is what defines what life is truly
Many people live as if life were a race to get to the
grave as smoothly as possible with a few detours. At the end
of their lives, they are worn out, and left feeling as if like
they never accomplished anything. They may become bitter,
realizing that the gift of life they were given, is almost
over without having been enjoyed.
The moments meant to be savored and shared with those
closest to you are not about whether or not you go to heaven.
They are simply about living, existing, and having a part and
a place in the world, if only for a moment.
When you live your life focused only on what happens
when it is over, you miss out on all the things that make life
Life is a journey you take with the people around you.
Each choice you make to let an experience pass you, by is one
more thing you miss out on. It is one more memory that you did
not take the opportunity to make. Believe in anything you
want, just do not let your beliefs become the excuse you use
to be afraid of living your life.
The existence of Heaven, Hell, Limbo, and everything in
between does not change the fact that you are living today.
Where you end up, does not change the fact that you have to
live now. If you let this life go by without getting the most,
you can out of it, you are letting the most precious thing you
have gone unused.
Life is measured in death. That does not mean that life
is about death, but just the opposite really. Life is about
not being dead; it is about being aware of the world around
you and being there in those moments that can slip past
without even being noticed. Be the kind of person you wish you
were because this is the only chance you have to live the kind
of life you dream of.
The journey through life is divided into childhood, man
and woman, hood, and old age. In childhood, we lay the
foundation upon which, our future life is to be built. In both
man and woman hood, we carry out those early aims and
ambitions, completing the edifice we began in childhood, and
then we enter the final stage of human life, old age. In old
age, we await the final call that must come at last to each
one of us.
Along the journey of life, we come to where one path
leads in one direction and the other in the opposite one.
Which path we choose will determine the future course of our
life. Whether we succeed or fail depends entirely upon which
path we take.
One path leads to success and happiness, while the
other leads to heartaches, disappointment, ultimate failure.
The path to success is more difficult to travel at first, but
it becomes smooth and is easy farther on. The other path
starts out downhill and is easy to take, but the farther we
travel on it, the rougher it gets.
Remember; life is precious, and seemingly short. It is
best to begin on the right path. Should we err for a moment,
we can change directions correcting our course, changing from
the downhill journey to the successful one.
This was an excerpt from chapter one from the book
Change Your Future, Now!
Also, in the same chapter you can familiarize yourself
with questions, reflections, and answers about:
How about our needs?
Can we avoid death?
Do simplicity and effort work?
Can I use short cuts in life
How can I use these benefits?
What are the steps along the way?
How can I get rid of my guilt?
What about walking around in a circle?
Is life a journey?
Am I living in the present?
Am I at the right place at the right time?
Can I expect many false journeys?
Does my journey have a meaning?
What do I owe my parents?
Is life reliable?
How many times a day should I say thank you?
How can I ask for help?
Should I drop the ego?
What should I consider?
This 642-page book is the result of a four-year project
called Project Tomorrow. During the four-year period, we
followed more than 500 trainees, aged from 16 to 72.
The trainees were from colleges and reinsertion
programs in administration and computer science. Some of the
trainees that were implicated where dropouts from school
districts, and others were new immigrants or unemployed
workers from different economic and social backgrounds.
To graduate, the trainee had to perform during a period
of three months in a business environment. At the end of that
time, an appreciation evaluation was performed to determine
both the amount of change the trainee experienced during the
period and the impact of that change on the trainee.
Many of the questions, reflections, and answers
presented in this book are issued from our findings during
this period. We would like to thank all the trainees for their
efforts and determination during the process.
In a nutshell, to change your life for a better future, you
The book through questions, quotes and reflections
provides the necessary elements to explore your soul, to find
out who you really are, what your true passions are and how
you can become more efficient and effective, so you can shape
This 642-page book is the result of a four-year project
called Project Tomorrow. During the four-year period,
we followed more than 500 trainees, aged from 16 to
It is also the fruit of forty years of experience
acquired with local and international organizations
and companies and during consultancy, change
management, transition, and marketing services. For
more information go to:
About the Author
ISO Pour Tous
– Le manuel
d’information ISO – Le guide de préparation ISO – La
gestion du changement en affaires – La gestion de
projet d’affaires – Le
changement POUR TOUS –
Change Your Future,
Now! – Mon succès est votre succès –
My Success Is Your Success.
Germain Decelles, o.s.j.
WebTech Management et Publication Incorpored