Meet Your Future Self

Written By Donna-Marie  |  Personal Development 

Meet Your Future Self - A Roadmap To Embracing Your Best Tomorrow

Hello, Gorgeous! I want you to take a moment to picture this: you’re standing eye-to-eye with the person you're destined to become - successful, brimming with confidence and so happy, living life with unparalleled zest.

Maybe it feels a bit like a daydream, right?

But, as Benjamin Harvey reveals in his book, Be Your Future Self Now, morphing into your future self starts today, not in some distant tomorrow.

Although I've only recently read this book, the 'be your future self now' concept is one I've been using successfully for the last few years. It's something that's helped me overcome obstacles that have been holding me back from achieving goals and one I believe has helped me become a better person. Or, at least, the person I want to be.

Ready to explore how you can start living as your future self today? Let's get into it...

Your Future Self

Stepping Into Your Future Today: The Superpower of Visualisation

Harvey dishes out a game-changing perspective: "Your future depends on the vision you create for yourself today." This isn’t about whimsical daydreaming; it's about wielding visualisation as a potent tool for life-altering change. 

But it goes much deeper than just visualising.

Here's the thing, so often we put off being the person we want to be 'until'... until we look the way we want to... until we have more money... until we have the relationship or family we'd like. Until we're happier or in a better place, emotionally, physically, financially or mentally. 

However, we're doing it back to front. If you want to be happier, start behaving happier now. Or if you want to be wealthier, start acting like a wealthy person would act. Within reason, of course. 

So, go ahead, close your eyes. Picture your life five years from now...

  • Where are you? 
  • What are you doing?
  • How do you feel?
  • How do you behave?
  • What do you say - to yourself and to others?
  • Who do you associate with?
  • What do you eat?
  • What do you read?

Be as specific as possible. This vivid mental picture is more than just imagination; it's the guiding star for your journey, illuminating the path toward your dream reality. Now, you start behaving like your future self, to whatever degree you can from where you are now, with what you have. Act as if you've already achieved becoming your future self, to whatever degree you can.

In the words of Mike Dooley, one of my most revered mentors, "Do what you can from where you are with what you've got."

Embrace Change Like A Warm Hug

If change were a person, it’d be that unexpectedly delightful guest who spices up the party. It’s naturally a bit uncomfortable, yet it's the very essence of growth and evolution. Ben Harvey encourages us to wrap our arms around change, suggesting, "Be the architect of your future by constructing it with intentional actions today."

For us, the bold and brave small business owners, this means plunging into new learning depths, expanding our networks with intention and experimenting with innovative business models. It’s about making strategic moves that are aligned with who we want to be, rather than who we are now.

Navigating Through Storms

Let’s face it, the path to our dreams is rarely a straight line. It's dotted with hurdles, especially for women who navigate the delicate dance of work-life balance and shatter societal barriers. Ben Harvey's insight is a beacon of hope: "Obstacles are merely lessons that guide us closer to our goals."

It’s all about adopting a resilient mindset, viewing every hurdle as an opportunity to learn, grow, and inch closer to our future selves.

When you are faced with a challenge, ask yourself, "What would my future self do? How would they handle this situation?" 

You may not yet have the skills, knowledge or finances to manage the challenge exactly the same as your future self, but what can you do? Often you'll find that asking yourself this question helps to guide you to solve the challenge, even if you can't yet manage it quite the same.

A Detailed Map to Your Future Self

Moving from dreaming to doing requires a concrete plan. This doesn't need you to make massive changes. It's all about taking small, consistent steps to become who you want to be, living the life you want to live.

Here's a roadmap to bring your future self into the present:

  • Set Crystal-Clear Goals: Define your success in vibrant detail. What does it look like? Feel like? Make it so clear that your future self starts to materialise in your present.
  • Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: With every decision you make, ask yourself, "Is this moving me closer to my future self?" Let your vision guide your choices, big and small.
  • Embrace Self-Discipline: The journey to your future self is paved with daily commitments. Show up for yourself, even (and especially) when it’s tough. Your future self will thank you.

Deep Dive Into Growth And Community

Growth is non-negotiable on this journey. Dive deep into knowledge, seeking out books, courses and mentors that align with your future self’s ethos. Every piece of new learning is a stepping stone towards becoming the person you aspire to be.

Surround yourself with people who reflect the future you. This community will not only inspire you but also hold you accountable. They are your cheerleaders, sounding boards and sometimes, the gentle nudge you need to keep moving forward.

The Future Is Yours for the Taking

Meeting your future self isn’t a far-off fantasy; it’s a tangible reality waiting on the horizon of your choices today. Let Benjamin Harvey's Be Your Future Self Now guide you through this life-changing expedition. Remember, there’s no better moment than now to start walking in the footsteps of your future self. It's time to embark on this journey with heart, determination and an unshakeable belief in your ability to transform your life.

Your future self is waiting with open arms... don't keep them waiting any longer.

About the author, Donna-Marie

Donna-Marie is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Author, Online Mentor and Content Marketing Specialist who's been lifting up small business owners since 1998. She's got an incredible talent for showing business owners how to build their dream business and life, teaching them systems to boost profits and enjoy more freedom, all at the same time. Don't just go with the flow... create your business - and life - by design. 💕