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…