If your future-self showed up, what kind of conversation would you two have?
The future is not as far away as we often think. It’s already here. You are already in your future. You may not know it yet.
You don’t believe me? Ok. Look at it this way… Whatever results you want to see in your future, you don’t quite start putting it together in the future, do you? You begin now or you already began yesterday. Do you see it?
It’s easy to imagine that if your future-self approaches you, he/she will tell you something amazing that will transform your life and make you that person you always wanted to be or known you could be. Err, not quite. Whomever you were going to be, you already are. Whatever knowledge or wisdom the future guy might be sharing with you, you already know.
Hang on a minute.
Yes. You always had the answers. You may not have figured it all out. Like a puzzle, you may still be trying to put it all together. Maybe he/she magically gives you just the right clue to fix it all perfectly. Ahh. Maybe that could happen. Or maybe you could wake up tomorrow morning, have a eureka moment and locate the missing piece of the puzzle.
You don’t need a visit from the future for that. You have all the makings, the ingredients that you need. All that’s left to do is start cooking and make the best dish anyone’s ever had. I could say your future you would be proud. Instead, I’ll say, you would be proud. Cos it’s all you. It was you all along.
Your future-self is not coming on a visit to inspire you. He/she is waiting for you to get up and get into it. The future is waiting for you to happen.