If I think back hard enough about the last six months of being in Advertising, I instantly become nauseous. It’s that same feeling I felt every morning when I dreaded going to work. I’d look around at others on the subway, heads bobbing, faces wiped with misery, drowning out the world in music and I’d think, I’m exactly like them. I didn’t want to go to my job, but I had to. I felt stuck and fantasized about a bigger life and became lost in travel magazines and drooled over Facebook photos of people who I deemed were living the dream. So if you’re anything I used to be, there is one crucial thing you’ll need to do.
Write your future self a letter.
I think if I wrote a letter to my future self (let’s say in a year from where I was) when I was an Ad Exec, it would say,
You are one courageous mama for pulling this off. You left your stable career for the unknown despite people looking at you like you were crazy to leave a steady pay cheque. But look it how far you’ve come! You’ve ditched the relationships that were tied to a job you hated. You opened yourself up to knew ones. You’ve taken your health more seriously now that your entire world is shaped around likeminded people who you’re surrounded by now that you’re in the field of health.
I know you’ve had a lot of ugly cries along the way, but you’ve survived letting those tears lubricate the way to something bigger and better. You’re a Nutritionist now, with huge hopes to something bigger. To crack open your heart to others and share with the world the creative edge that people will understand and more importantly will love.
There will still be haters even where you are now, but keep pushing. You’ll be on your way to study Chinese Medicine and despite being tight on cash, it will pay off in the long run, trust me. YOUR future self is waiting. You’ll end up inspiring so many people, in fact you do right now because few would have had the guts to do what you’ve done.
In just under two years your creativity will explode and you’ll stop being in a race with yourself and comparing yourself to others. You’ll be more confident, more self-sufficient than ever. And believe me when I say that during those evenings when you’re cleaning sticky beer rings off of tables praying that it’ll all pay off one day, let me tell you this: Where you are right now, hustling?
A success story resides there.
Trust me on that.
I love you, so please hang on. You are exactly where you are supposed to be.
Melissa (your past self)
So now I urge you to write a letter to your future self. If you feel stuck at a job you hate, then where would you ideally want to be in one year from now? Wouldn’t you want out? Because if you’re anything like I was, your health is likely suffering because your heart is not matching up to your mind.
Then at the end of the year, open up that letter and read it. In fact I’m planning on doing this same exercise for my future self one year from now. I’m excited to open it when 2015 comes.
So in the meantime, if you’re crippled by fear about the potential of tomorrow and have no idea how to even begin what seems to be a far-fetched dream, then tune into my free webinar happening on Thursday, February 13 at 7pmEST.
It’ll inspire, empower and motivate you to liver bigger, more happier and fulfilled. So in the meantime, it’s time to stop saying, “What if…”
Trust me when I say your future self will thank you for it.