When your self-belief begins to rise, you discover new options you never thought of. A before desolate and depressing outlook can be now filled with new opportunities and new experiences and create a new exciting positive future.
You now can anticipate the future you once dreaded. Your shiny future is waiting for you, so start from where you are today and choose the right direction towards it.
How are we going to do this? Get through these 4 questions.
What Are You Dreaming Right Now?
What is your dream in the future? Fill in the blanks: “My future dream is….”
Start by imagining what you would like to do. How your life would look like if time and money weren’t relevant factors? What do you really want to do? Embrace your inner artist? Take dance classes? Travel across the country? Start your own business?
You must identify your dreams for your positive future first, and then work toward them. You can have many different dreams. Most people have many passions on several different things, so you don’t have to just pick one thing and go for just it forever.
So, answer the question: what is your dream in the future?
What Does Your Future Self Want to Accomplish?
“Your timeless self does not age and has no fear of the future” – Wayne Dyer
Now it’s time to figure out what you want to achieve. This isn’t about money, or titles or being a celebrity.
It’s about your purpose, and how you want to be remembered. Your future self knows it all.
See yourself in the future, talk to your future self and ask: “What legacy are you leaving to the world? “ (if you find difficult talking to your future self, try writing to him)
Do you want to be remembered for being the one that provided drinking water for an entire community in a third world country? Youll’be be remembered as the artist that didn’t have a place to go and created his own atelier? Do you want to be the secretary that decided to go to medical school at age fifty?
What do you want there to be written in your epigraph?
This will help you create your positive future.
What Do You See as The Major Roadblocks To Success in Making This Happen?
“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. But obstacles don’t have to stop you.” – Michael Jordan
What is holding you back from achieving your goals?
Anticipating obstacles can be helpful when you’re pondering about the future. We have already seen the common roadblocks to self-belief. Other common barriers might include time or money. The good news is that you don’t need all the answers right now and is enough just acknowledging the road blocks.
This will prepare you better mentally and emotionally for overcoming obstacles and dealing with the setbacks you already know you are going to find along the way.
Creating this awareness is this is the most important step to make your positive future a reality.
What Does Your Life Look Like After Overcoming The Odds?
“In my life I don’t have roadblocks and obstacles. I might have something you would call a ‘challenge’. I throw that out of the window, and I call that a wonderful opportunity” – Frances Hasselbein
Whatever you’re trying to achieve, you know will encounter road blocks. Overcoming the odds requires a clear, strong vision of your positive future.
Facing challenges in life make you stronger.
A robust and solid vision gives you the resilience to keep going and conquer the challenge when you’re still struggling. If your goal is to go back to college, then imagine that moment when you walk across the stage. If your goal is to start a business, imagine that moment when you get your first client.
Hold onto your vision, start where you are, deal with your setbacks, exploit your personal resources and your vision will come to you.
A Positive Future
Focusing on a positive future will set you for overcoming your self-doubt.
You can upgrade your life by just dreaming about your future and planning for it. It can also feel frightening at times, but don’t let the fear stop you. Ask yourself: “What I would do if I didn’t have fear?” Always remember that you deserve a beautiful future filled with wonderful dreams.
You can also engage in a deeper journey to the discovery of your self-confidence, subscribe to my free 30 days Self-Confidence Challenge.
See you next time!