I was reading a women writing about the future that she was creating for her life, and I was struck by how much it sounded like an exercise I had done years ago in a Landmark Education course (the Advanced Course, I think). Then I noticed that she indeed wrote of taking Landmark Education classes, and that she worked for the athletic clothing company Lululemon, where many of the employees take part in Landmark. In fact, the post about creating her future was in answer to a Lululemon questionnaire about her future plans.
Whether Lululemon or Landmark, it presents an interesting way of creating one’s future. Rather than simply listing future goals, it speaks in the present tense, as if those things have actually been accomplished, and speaks from the pride of having fulfilled those things. Three different time slots are written about – 1 year, 3 years and 10 years out, so you can still see the future building over time.
One of the most valuable things I got out of taking part in Landmark is the idea of living into a future now. Rather than having future goals that one hopes to achieve someday, you create possibilities for the future that impact you right NOW, so you are moved into action NOW, rather than someday. In this way your goals give you power in the present, rather than being a mirage out in front of you.
I hope this makes sense – I recommend reading the ‘Glo’s World‘ blog and you’ll get a clearer picture of this.