Living for your Future Self

Living for your Future Self

When you look back at this day after a week, would you be satisfied?

When you look back at this month, after a year or two, would you be satisfied?

When you look back at the life you have lived, after 10 or 20 years, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived?

Some times, things in the micro, the tiniest of things may feel inexecutable, but you think of your future self and how glad you’d be that you overcame whatever (temporary) emotion you were facing then and you did what had to be done.

Some major decisions that need to be taken, that you were hesitant towards, but you think of your future self, and you think that my future self is definitely going to be glad that I made this decision for my life.

Micro or macro, we face moments in our life, time and again, when our past issues or present approach may hinder what we do, right in the moment or something that affects us long-term.

But introduce the concept of thinking for your future self and how you would feel looking back at this moment then. Sometimes you don’t make your decisions for yourself then, sometimes you make it for your future self.

So you overcome the feeling, the problem at hand, or anything else, and you do it, so it affects your future self positively or your future self would be glad you made that decision. And eventually, you, right now itself are glad to have that made that call and did whatever you had to do.

Here’s something else I wrote, that was on similar lines but completes the point that I was trying to make in this post…

The Baggage of Yesterday

The Baggage of Yesterday

Every day, every moment of our time is spent on thinking about yesterday, our past actions, our past results, our past thoughts and what not.

Because you know the outcome of yesterday, i.e. today, we tend to think more of yesterday and everything we did to be here today.

Now, where you are today, because of yesterday, leads to either you being satisfied with today or you being disappointed and discouraged with the baggage of yesterday.

This baggage holds you back, holds your emotions, can keep you in a what-if loop cycle, constantly thinking how you could have changed yesterday.

Only thing to snap back and to come back in the moment is to realize that you cannot time travel and what’s done is done. But, today leads up to tomorrow and that is the only thing in your control.

When its meant to be

When its meant to be

Sometimes things happen, not in your control, but are good for you.

Sometimes, not.

Other times, you wish for something to happen and it does.

But, mostly it comes after constantly persevering irrespective of the consecutive failures.

Particular things are bound to happen at particular times of your life, and its different for all individuals.

The common factor that occurs in all timelines is, when its meant to be, then its meant to be.