Do you believe you can do better? Do you have a picture of what life could be for you? Do you know who you need to be if you a want life like that? Every day is an opportunity to learn and prepare to get where you intend to go.
Benjamin Hardy writes about 5 strategies that can take you to your future self. But not before he quotes Dr.Daniel Gilbert of Harvard whose research shows that people are really bad at predicting who they will be in the future.
So here they are:
1. Imagine Who You Want To Be In Three Years
2. Feel, Deeply, What It Would Feel Like To Truly Be That Person
3. Shift your current life to reflect the future you
4. Expect Everything, Attach To Nothing
5. Measure The Gain, Not The Gap
The last point is important because that will tell you why you need to read this article. When we set goals we are basically measuring progress by determining the gap from where we want to be. ‘Loose 20 Kilos. Lost 2 in 3 months – this is not happening.’ Typical response. Instead as Dan Sullivan says “The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.”
Read the article. And read through the photo of Ben’s Journal.
Where I learnt this #303
How to Become Your “Future Self”