Career Coaching: Your Future-Self. Does it feel like time is elastic to you? Looking back, I now recognise that I have had glimpses of my future-selves in the past. Then I have pinged straight back to where I was, a bit bemused at the potential I have seen, and continued as normall and pretended it had never happened…
We catch glimpses of future possibilities and then ping right back. However, having had that glimpse, you can never un-see it and thus we are pulled right forwards into it! And this way, 2 or 5 years down the line, the vision I saw has been made manifest.
I don’t actually believe I’m a time traveler. What I do believe is that I had a glimpse of myself in the place that I wished to be and that in itself set the intention for me to make it come true… At the beginning of my current business… I totally foresaw where I am today. I didn’t believe it was possible, and thus in my mind, I retreated. However, it has come true. Our future-self vision takes time to percolate, doesn’t it!
Now I need to keep faith in the next vision that’s appearing before me. To do that, I keep those around me who have the faith in me to do this. I keep circles of people who get it, who see it in me, and who reflect that vision right back to me. That’s the way we make these futures come true. We can never unsee that vision, so if we don’t honour it, there will always be a sense of something missing.
Keep those who get ‘It’ and who get You, close… Surround yourself with Believers. The belief of these people is the fuel that will enable you to take flight.