What great lessons would you learn if you met the ideal you?
Life is a choose-your-own-adventure game. Every moment of every day, you get to decide what you do next. You choose action vs non-action. You choose the type of action. You choose where you are. And who you are with. You even choose which way to put the toilet paper roll on the holder. Which determines whether or not you are a heathen.
Imagine that with every choice, you are splitting into multiple versions of yourself. There is a version of you that said yes and no, who did and did not with every choice you ever had the opportunity to make.
Every one of the possible choices led to a different possible you.
Now imagine that once you reach the afterlife, you are all there. All of the iterations of you spawned by different decisions converge at You-A-Palooza. Even Death Row you would be there, fresh from the electric chair. You would recognize them by their hair. And the spark in their eyes.
You would meet the version of you that accomplished the most and made the most good decisions. You would meet the you who took the most actions, who put themself in the right place at the right time, and spent time with the best people.
Think about how that person compares to the you that you are today.
Would you be very alike, or very different?
What could you learn from them?
Now, consider what you can do to get closer to that version of yourself, starting today.
- Take new actions?
- Make different decisions?
- Update your goals and decision-making criteria?
- Change jobs or careers?
- Start that personal project?
- Volunteer and give?
- Create a business?
- Take a leap?
- Not be afraid?
- Hang out with different people?
- Stop a bad habit?
- Pick up new hobbies?
- Ask questions?
- Put the donut down?
There is a best version of you. You have the opportunity to get closer to that person every day. Consider what they are like, who they are and what they do that makes them so great. Compare yourself to Super You. Let them guide you. And close the gap between the two of you every day.
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Originally published at http://adamalbrecht.blog on August 23, 2022.