Be a Better You in 365 Days Challenge – Day 47 What Would Your Future Letter Say About You?

This is Day 47 of How to Be a Better Person in 365 Days (365 Challenge) October 2011 Challenge. View list of tasks: 365 Challenge Overview

Hi All! Welcome to Day 47 of the 365 Challenge!

Yesterday was about letting go. Letting go of anything that may be holding us back from achieving our life goals, be it our daily routines, our habits, our past, our beliefs, our world view, our relationships, our attitude, our attachments, our detachments, our environment, our thought patterns, and more.

Today is Day 47, and there are only 14 days left before the challenge us draws to a close for our second month. If you’ve been lagging behind by a few tasks, take the chance now to catch up with the gang, so all of us can end of 365 Challenge together, on the same note.

A few days ago, we had a visit from our future self, who offered us advice on how to live our life to the fullest. Today, we’ll be conversing with our future self again. This time, we’ll be writing to our future self.

Day 47 – A Letter To Your Future Self

Doing this exercise can be a really insightful experience. Just imagine writing a letter to your future self 5 years from now, then opening it at that exact moment 5 years down the road to see how much of it resonated with you. It is a useful supplementary tool to be used in goal achievement, because when you write the letter to your future self, it helps crystallize exactly how you anticipate yourself to become at that specific moment down the road. As you read the letter in the future, you can assess how many things match up (or not) vs. your expectations in the past and think about why that’s the case. Often times, the goals we set and our goal achievement process are subjected to a lot of changes along the way, due to varying obstacles, unanticipated circumstances and changing priorities. The letter gives you a macro-view of your initial vision and lets you recognize how your current vision differs from the past.

In addition to that, at the very moment you are writing the letter, your consciousness is captured and stored right there in those words. When you open the letter in the future, you as your future self gets to compare how you used to be in the past and compare with how you are currently. This lets you see in totality how much things have changed since then – and this can be a really intriguing experience. It’s interesting to just see how much you have grown/changed since you wrote the letter

For today’s article, you’ll be writing a letter to your future self.

Doing this exercise can be a really insightful experience. Just imagine writing a letter to your future self 5 years from now, then opening it at that exact moment 5 years down the road to see how much of it resonated with you. It is a useful supplementary tool to be used in goal achievement, because when you write the letter to your future self, it helps crystallize exactly how you anticipate yourself to become at that specific moment down the road. As you read the letter in the future, you can assess how many things match up (or not) vs. your expectations in the past and think about why that’s the case. Often times, the goals we set and our goal achievement process are subjected to a lot of changes along the way, due to varying obstacles, unanticipated circumstances and changing priorities. The letter gives you a macro-view of your initial vision and lets you recognize how your current vision differs from the past.

In addition to that, at the very moment you are writing the letter, your consciousness is captured and stored right there in those words. When you open the letter in the future, you as your future self gets to compare how you used to be in the past and compare with how you are currently. This lets you see in totality how much things have changed since then – and this can be a really intriguing experience. It’s interesting to just see how much you have grown/changed since you wrote the letter

For today’s task, you’ll be writing a letter to your future self.

Day 47 Reflection for 365 Challenge

  1. Is there anything you learned today?
  2. If so, what is it? Write it down.

Share Your Answers!

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