FOLLOW Distinguish Your Various Selves Labelling ourselves into definitive personality types (like an introvert or not being a people’s person) limits our minds and robs us of our space to evolve and change over time. We get stuck in the self-labelling and the various ‘accepted truths’ about ourselves that we assume cannot change. The truth is we are never the same person as we were in the past.
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FOLLOW The Past Is Flexible The past, and our understanding of it, is a reflection of our current state of mind.
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The Stories We Tell About Our Lives Our story, which we are narrating to others, is constantly changing with our new experiences and insights, as our lives go by.
These stories become our identity and certain core memories, or life events of immense sorrow or happiness, stick with us forever.
Mental Strength For Revisiting The Past One can change the story of one’s past including what it meant. New lessons can be learned by revisiting the past in an objective manner, without guilt, remorse or any grudge.
Becoming emotionally and mentally tough makes us face our past with courage, and helps us change the meaning of our often traumatic past.
FOLLOW Proaction Principles Think well ahead. Make sure your decisions suit your own values and interests. Think strategically. Proaction requires not just thinking but doing. Learn and adapt rapidly through trial and error. Grit matters, but you also need to learn along the way and adjust. FOLLOW Caring for your Future Self
Acting upon the reality of who you are now versus who you want to become is an important part of caring for your future self.
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Is who you are... Remind Yourself to Think About Your Future Self
We get preoccupied with things that make us busy in the present and often forget about our future selves. Here are some ways we can help remind ourselves:
Create reminders to make your subconscious think about your future self. Plan your days and set those days towards achieving something you've always wanted. Set bigger goals and set a clear picture of what they are and how you want to achieve them. Associate your future with the present. Helping Your Future Self Visualizing what you want your future to look like allows your mind to create a clear picture of who you will be or can be. Allow yourself to experience discomfort in the present because it will only prepare you for future adversities. Not only will you feel prepared but you will also be able to adapt to whatever situation is thrown at you. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN