My mind has been in the future a lot lately. Creating a future vision for your business is the first week's lesson in our e-course. The chaos at Lightbox SF has settled down a bit and we're planning to get some bigger, long term projects underway. I also see the holidays quickly approaching and I'm starting to think about what I want next year to look like.
We often hear advice telling us to stay in the present and focus on the here and now. And most of the time I would agree, having your head too far into the future makes you miss the amazing experiences and opportunities that are around you right now. However, when it comes to reaching goals and making big things happen, you have to be able to imagine the future.
Taking the time to create a vision of your business in the future, or any part of your life for that matter, makes it tangible. You can imagine how you'll feel when you get there, who you'll interact with, what it all looks like and suddenly the path getting there seems clearer. It makes it all more real when you can see the picture in your head.
So yesterday I was reading a blog post and saw a reference to this website futureme.org. It couldn't have come at a more perfect time. It's a simple website that allows you to send an email to yourself in the future. You schedule it for when you want it sent, a few days, a few months or a few years into the future, say what you have to say, and hit send.
It was a great reminder that while looking to the future for a path helps you get where you want to go, looking to the past for how far you've come helps keep you moving. We often forget to acknowledge all the hard work we put in and only focus on what we're going through or heading towards. Here's to taking the time to appreciate the past, present and future equally as we build the businesses and lives we truly crave.
Visit futureme.org and write yourself a note about what you hope you accomplish in the next 3 months, then sit back and see how close you come.
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