Every day we wake up different.
Moment by moment, our lives are changing. Much like a strobe light with flashes of memories jumping through our minds we randomly recall where we’ve been.
It happens something like this:
…and then I woke up
…and then I was eating food
…and then I was taking a shower
…and then I was in the office
…and then I was in a meeting
…and then I was driving
…and then I was staring at myself in a mirror
…and then I was getting on a plane
…and then I was speaking in front of a crowd of people
…and then I was sleeping again
Moments come and moments go. We have no idea where they come from, or where they go, but every moment changes us.
The person we were as a baby is different than who we were as teenagers, and that person has morphed and changed a million times along the way. We don’t even look the same.
So when we think about ourselves in the future, we have to ask, “Is my future self going to be more valuable than my present self?”
Will the person we become five years from now be more talented, wealthier, healthier, better looking, better educated, or have a better circle of friends to network with?
There are many things we can do today to improve our future self. We all intuitively know this, but sometimes we need to be reminded. We can read more, exercise more, take a class, find a better job, write a book, start a business, invent something, meet new people, expand our social network, or do many other things.
We are all placing a bet. Each of us is somehow betting on our future self. But here are a few things you may not have thought about.