Warning! This is going to get a bit heady.
We exist in three times:
- Past Self
- Present Self
- Future Self
Obviously, we can do nothing about our Past Self. Our Future Self is not yet here. The only Self we control is our Present Self.
If we want our Future Self to be whatever we tern as “successful,” we have to start directing our Present Self to become that person.
To do that, we need to ask ourselves questions.
Here a few examples:
- Why is Future Self considered successful? (i.e. is s/he thinner, happier, more active, more self confident, etc.)
- What does Future Self do that Present Self does not yet do?
- How would Future Self handle problems and setbacks differently from Present Self?
- If Future Self could warn us about a mistake we’re currently making that’s holding us back, what would she say?
Future self is coming no matter what we do.
The big question is who will he or she be?
That’s up to you.