The two most common actions that we take as adults—which you might notice I have chosen to call earned actions—are going to be in the three categories of “reward or pleasure”, “reward or pleasure”, and “reward or pleasure”. The three categories are what we are accustomed to measuring in your daily life.
Reward or pleasure are typically used to measure your enjoyment of something. I’ve found that they are fairly accurate in assessing whether you are doing something right or wrong.
This is why I say that rewarded or pleasure actions are often more accurate when talking about the future. Its common for people to say to themselves, “Oh, I’ll do that. I’ll go to that place and I’ll do that. I didn’t expect that, but I’m glad I did it.” This is really a lie because you can’t predict what will happen next. You can only predict what you do.
I think this is true for most people, that we can’t predict the future. We can only do what we are doing right now or what we will do in the future. I think our actions are our best predictor of the future. If we aren’t doing what we are doing now, then we probably won’t be doing it in the future.
I think we can predict what we do. I think we can predict what we will do next. We should be doing pretty much anything and everything. We’ll be able to make a big change in the future and be able to do it with a little bit of confidence. For that matter, we have to be able to do everything we want to do and do it. We also have to have a lot of confidence in ourselves to do that.
The thing about predicting how things will turn out is that it’s a lot harder than it looks. Things don’t always turn out that way in the real world, even if we think we know them to be so. A lot of predictions can be wrong, but we should always have at least some degree of confidence in our predictions.
This is where a lot of people get tripped up. They say, “I don’t know how I’m going to pay my bills or make my mortgage.” or “I’m not going to get fired.” or “I have nothing to lose.” But they’re not making predictions, they’re acting on their assumptions. They are trusting that the future will be like they remember it.
The problem here is that even though we have at least some degree of confidence in our predictions, they don’t always turn out to be as accurate as we make them out to be. For instance, say we’re making predictions about how many people will die in a car accident. We have some degree of confidence that we’re pretty good at predicting the number of deaths, but we’re really not sure we’re right.
There’s another problem here, and it is that we need to start measuring our predictions against what actually happens.