Be Your Future Self Now: The Science of Intentional Transformation
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It challenges the deterministic view that our past dictates our present and future, and instead proposes that we can be pulled forward by a clear vision of our future selves.
You’re probably familiar with the famous passage from Theodore Roosevelt that stated, “It is not the critic who counts. Your contextual purpose is the most important thing you can focus on right now to bring about the overarching purpose. It’s not only useful to see your Future-Self as a different person from who you are today, but it is also completely accurate. Shadow career is the term used to describe people who go on an alternative path from their true dream because they’ve given up on themselves. Most people’s calendars are overwhelmed by the urgent, leaving little, if any, time to tackle the important.I would humbly recommend reading this once and getting yourself familiar with the idea of "Be your future self now". In conclusion, "Be Your Future Self Now" is a must-read for anyone looking to elevate their life and achieve their dreams. We opt for the urgent, instead of the important, and then down the road, we find ourselves still stuck in the same place. Even though I agree with pretty much everything the author said, it all seemed so trite and tiresome.
The story you create about past events dictates what your past means to your present and your future self. The information is so powerful but also so simple and easy to apply in one’s own life, regardless of your age or position in life. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Instead of crafting a future self driven by fear and insecurity, you can safely create guided by gratitude and trust. I understand his point most clearly from his paraphrase of a Seinfeld routine about staying up late: night guy doesn’t mind getting drunk and staying up until 4 a.In fact his writing and talking are generally long dissertations of other people's work and what other people said and how other people do things. Procrastination is easy to rationalize; you tell yourself you aren’t giving up on your goals, you are just pushing them off ‘til tomorrow.
The result is that most of us are so busy dealing with short-term issues that we don’t take the time to look beyond surviving in the moment.
Attaining this future requires understanding and commitment…commitment to purposefully defining and pursuing the life you want. But Dr Benjamin Hardy takes it further with threats to your future self, truths about your future self and 7 steps for being your future self.