The One Question You Should Ask Yourself
We’ve all heard the question, “What advice would you give to your younger self?”
However, I came across an even better question...
“If my future self came to visit me today, I think she’d tell me to start…”
I immediately pictured myself at 80 years old, sitting in a rocking chair, reflecting back on my life, as if I was watching a movie. Reminiscing on the good times and learning from the bad times. Asking myself...
“What would I have done differently?"
What would I have done more of?"
“What would I have done less of?"
This question truly puts things into perspective. It forces us to realize all the things we could potentially miss out on if we don’t start living the life we want.
So, what would my future self tell me to start doing?
Well, the first thing that came to mind was opening up and letting people in. For the longest time, I became an expert in shutting others out and growing more isolated.
My mind felt lost in a world of depression, anxiety, and sadness. It felt like the more people I'd let into my life, the greater the chance that I'd lose them again.
History repeats itself, patterns repeat itself, and behaviors repeat itself, unless changed. Be the change you want to see in yourself.
It's a lot easier to look back on our life and say, "I should of, could of, would of." However, here is a way to turn that around. Tell yourself, "Why not?"
This is a life where we're suppose to dream big and go for it. So, why not?