Hi Friends, What did you implement last week? Did you silence your inner critic and feed him marshmallows? Again, I thank you for writing your positive feedback to me. It fills me up and I am so grateful that you are in my world!! Today, I want to to stretch your imagination a bit. As I was looking for the right picture, I finally found the one above. Who is she? She is my older self. I could totally see myself barefoot at the beach enjoying the moment (minus the grey shawl, that's not my color). In 2049, I will be 80. How about you? Maybe you want to think of a different number. Just pick one when you will be older and wiser. Let me ask you a few questions. Let's begin. Imagine your older self...
what does she like?
what does she do for fun?
where does she live?
what's her morning like?
is she involved in volunteer work?
is she seeing her kids and grandkids?
what is she eating?
what is she thinking?
does she travel?
is she financially safe and independent ?
is she able to support others financially?
is she able to support others emotionally and spiritually? If so, how?
what do her living quarters look like?
is she in a relationship?
does she have good friends?
what does she read?
There are so many more questions. But I hope you were able to paint a good picture of her. NOW, this wiser, older you wants to talk to you. Because to get where she is right now, you need to listen to her advice. What does your younger self have to do/think/believe/be to get to where she is?
Before you think, Isabelle has fallen off the deep end now, think of it this way: When you are building a house, you have the final picture in mind and you can then develop a blueprint. You have the vision of the end result and that enables you to back track and develop a plan to get there.
The same is true for your life! You design it. You are responsible. Every decision you make and those you don't make, influences and creates your now and therefore, your future. Everything is connected together. Do you see it? Zig Ziglar was once a miserable, broke, young man and to his shock his mentor told him it’s because he chose this! It took months of mentoring before Zig understood that he had created his misery and that he could use his will and motivation to change things; accompanied by lots of action, of course, and a goal that is bigger than you.
If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. Zig Ziglar
He also said:
"Lack of direction, not lack of time is the problem."
It is something that I learned to implement because I am surrounding myself with future minded people, podcasts, books, articles and workshops/masterclasses. As women, we often have so much fear of the future. I get it. I am one of them. It's easy to throw in the towel. Or is it? Could it be harder? Would my future self approve of such an action? Or would she say: "No! Don't give up. You are almost there! You will miss out on so much favor and goodness if you throw in the towel now! Look at me, I am here, because of the good and scary and difficult choices you made. Take a deep breath, say a prayer and stick with it. Good things are coming your way." As it so often happens, I just came across a mastermind by a lady whose business is called 'without fear of her future'. Coincidence? I don't think so. We so desperately need these women and men to be our examples. I want to be an example of resilience and determination and eventually, success in many areas of my life. How about this scripture? Have you heard of it?
She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 Happy becoming! Need help becoming? Message me.
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You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.
Until next time,
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