I’ve always looked up to other people.
For inspiration. Motivation. Success stories.
“I love the way Stephen Spielberg shares emotion in his movies. David is just the funniest guy I know. Da Vinci was a brilliant painter. I want to be like that someday.”
While it’s all good and fine to admire others, doesn’t it seem like we put too much emphasis on the success others have achieved?
Do we tend to look at the successes of others in order to lessen the pressure of not accomplishing much in our own lives? Do we use others as an excuse for stopping our pursuit of dreams?
To remedy this problem, let’s do something rather simple:
Why don’t we look to ourselves for inspiration?
In order to better use my own self for inspiration, I decided to start acquainting myself with myself years into the future.
Five years. Ten years. Twenty years.
While in my own meditative state, I ask myself questions, visualize, and discuss.
The future Christian is successful. He’s accomplished all of his wildest dreams. He enjoys giving to others. He shares his story. Often he takes the time to serve in his community. I’ve never met a more charming, confident man. He possesses a deep reserve of self worth. His financial life is in order. His physical body is fit and toned. I see wisdom in his eyes.
So, I ask. Why don’t you look to your future self for inspiration?
If you haven’t yet, introduce yourself to him or her today.