We have a thinking brain, we think when we are free, we think when we are stuck in the traffic, we think after watching a movie. But most of the time we think when we are stuck, or when we don’t have anything else to do. We keep ourselves busy all day and in some teeny tiny moments when we can’t do anything, we think, and those are the moments when we think about our future.
But seldom we think purposefully, meaning setting aside some portion of the day every day just to think about the future. Thinking, in just bits and pieces, have never done any good to anyone, it creates an illusion that we are doing something about the future without actually doing anything.
A friend of mine who shall remain nameless said, that he has been thinking for about 3 years do something other than a job as a side project and he is still in the thinking mode. Well, thinking to just think and keep ourselves busy will not change anything.
A thought if not followed by action is useless. A goal if not visible as a step by step process is no goal at all.