The secret to creating the life you want: Talk to your Future Self
The ‘Free Guide to Your Future Self’ is all about how we can use the help of a future version of ourselves to achieve our goals.
The following is an extract from the freebie:
EXERCISE – Talk to your much older future self
Imagine your future self being much older than you are now, maybe 85 or 90 years old. You can expect her being much wiser and more mindful and knowledgeable at this stage of life.
Picture yourself sitting together with your future self, having a relaxed conversation with her. Don’t forget to take notes while you are taking to her.
STEP 1 – Choose a topic
Choose the area of your life you want to discuss with your future self. Tell her what you wish to change, improve, achieve.
STEP 2 – Ask powerful questions
Now ask her these 3 questions:
- What does she recommend you should stop doing?
- What does she want you to start doing?
- What does she think you should continue doing?
Don’t judge or evaluate, just write down whatever comes up in her(your) mind.
Don’t push away what you don’t like to hear. Take your time to think it through.
STEP 3 – Create an action plan
Choose one or two of her recommendations about what you should stop, start, or continue doing.
Compile an action plan: List all the things you want to think, feel and do differently.
Then start realising your goals. Don’t postpone, take the first step – now.
The free guide offers additional information about useful conversations we can have with our future self. It also includes an example for the exercise above.