We tend to put a lot of emphasis on our present self and label ourselves as this or that and in doing so we restrict our vision and the full actualization of our greatest potential. It is vital to separate your past, present, and future selves. You have the ability to sculpt your future self, to guide and direct your development. At times I imagine myself sitting in a circle, perhaps a conference table, sometimes a dinner table, with my various parts of myself, and usually my past and future selves are present. We debate who we are and who we want to be and what we are willing to do toward becoming our best self. The future me is often the accountability guardian, repeatedly reminding the group that it has to live with whatever the others do.
It may sound strange, but these internal conversations deepen my understanding of myself, a way to focus my energies, maintain my motivation, create awareness around my patterns, triggers, behaviors, and the outcomes they lead to.
Your future self could use your help; do something today your future self will hug your for.
“Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.” – Frank Tyger
“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” – Dan Gilbert
“The key to making healthy decisions is to respect your future self. Honor him or her. Treat him or her like you would treat a friend or a loved one.” – A. J. Jacobs
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier