“𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙙𝙤 𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨. 𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙙𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙮.”― 𝘼𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙮 𝙍𝙤𝙗𝙗𝙞𝙣𝙨
Look at your actions and I can tell you your results.
Scary and AWESOME at the same time, because any moment you can act in a different way.
You just have to wrangle your primitive brain and you know, do the stuff over and over until you get the result you want.
(I know its not easy, but friends, it is POSSIBLE and totally up to you)
This is the beauty of choice.
We all have the CHOICE to make changes in our lives…
One of the ways that I can tell if I’m making the best choices for me is if I think about if I am making the choice based on who I am right now, or based on who I am becoming.
Brain twist, right?
Let me give you an example;
It’s 9am on Monday morning – the time I have in my diary to go for a run. My current self is feeling exhausted after being woken up at 2.30am by my son… If I choose to back out on my run because of how I’m feeling in the moment, that is a choice I’m making for my current self. BUT… if I think about the me I want to BECOME (my future self who wants to be fitter and healthier), I must make the choice to go for that run despite wanting to crawl back into bed!
This process is called ‘long term thinking’ or ‘delayed gratification’. Making decisions based on this type of thinking is what creates results. A great question to add to your decision making strategy is “Will my future self thank me for this?”
Is there a time where we need to focus on where we are at and be grateful in the present moment?
Yes. Of course.
But it’s the way we make decisions consistently that makes the difference between getting to where we want to be FASTER.
There is always another version of ourselves waiting for our current self to make decisions for the future.