Imagine time travel works and picture the “future you” suddenly appearing as yourself with one difference, the visitor is you one year older.
The visitor exclaims, “Thank you so much for the gift you gave me!!”
And then “future you” leaves. What just happened?! You are left wondering.
What was the gift? What could you have done with your life now that would make you so thrilled in a year?
We are inundated today with responsibility and commitments while constantly distracted by news and entertainment. There’s a lot to occupy our minds.
This leaves us tempted to not take any time to put our choices and actions in context.
Find a few minutes today to break free. Consider what you can do now that will make you grateful down the road.
For some people, this may be a period of disruption and pain in our lives, work, and friendships. In that case, making it through this stressful time intact (and stronger) is huge.
For other people, now is an exciting chance to learn, a scary attempt to travel a new path in life, or a daunting opportunity to push our work or our lives to the next level.
In whatever you are facing, imagine seeing a future version of yourself with total conviction and gratitude for your efforts today. What would that grateful visitor insist you did?
The above exercise is symbolic, but I once read that the hardest thing for anyone to do is look in a mirror and say, "I love you". That may be true.
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