Do something today that your future self will thank you for ~ Author Unknown
It’s not very tricky to realize how our actions today will shape the way we will be living in the future, just like our actions and decisions influenced our life today; and to be able to understand that very well, maybe you can do this small exercise:
Take a look at an old photo of you, let’s say 5 or even 10 years old one! maybe a few laughs and great memories of how you hair, face, skin looked like and maybe some nostalgia, but once you bypass the physical appearance of that person in the photo, you will see a Different person than your current self, if you would to jump into a time machine and go back to him or her and Thank them for one thing you’re grateful for today… What would that be? would it be a decision? an action? or even a MISTAKE?
For me personally, I would Thank the old SC for that afternoon in August 1998, when he was very frustrated from several academic challenges, and on that day, he decided to take one piece of paper and start writing, and maybe one day to publish a book and become an Author. 7 years later, the number of written ideas was too impressive that actually made the dream of becoming a published author, MORE realistic! and by the time you’re reading this post, I’ve already published 5 books (where one of them is a National Best Seller! 🙂 ) – Thank you 1998’s SC
In this week’s Tip, here’s 3 things you can do TODAY that your future self will thank you for it:
- Start: Yes, it’s simple, Just START, don’t worry about finishing or even by the depth of how far you will be going or even willing to go…
- Stop: Stop worrying about the details of the FUTURE, more likely it will change in ways you wouldn’t have imagine, and in lots of ways that will make your future self take advantage of at the right time!
- Share: Give to others part of your time, your knowledge, you enthusiasm and the gift of Caring… Chances are that you will meet some people who will play a vital role in your future TODAY, and by then your Future self will just smile of “what are the odds of that happening” at you 😉
Have a great Week!
Samer Chidiac is a Sr. Strategist, Author & an International Innovation Expert.
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