My Dear Self

Imagine writing a letter from your future self, the self you want to be in one year from today to yourself.

Writing this letter is insightful and inspiring, it’s an experience that accelerates your goal achievement. When you write your letter, you will get clear about how you want your future to look and store your thoughts in your words on paper – your future will be well-defined and obvious!

When I ask my clients where they want to be a year from now, they often feel stuck and realize they are not clear about it. Some of them mention all the things they don’t want to experience, like:

  • “I don’t want to have debt anymore.”
  • “I don’t want to work for this company/boss by then.”
  • “I don’t want to have pain.”
  • ……and so on and so forth

Here are the three main reasons why this exercise is powerful and can be life-changing:

1. You’ll Get Clear on What You Want

Writing a letter to yourself assists you in identifying your future self – who you want to be and how you want to live.

Before writing the letter, ask yourself what some of your goals or dreams related to important areas of your life are such as:

  • Health, wellbeing and fitness
  • Career, work and business
  • How and where you want to live and what you want to experience
  • Relationships with family, partner, friends and colleagues
  • Other areas like travel, learning something new and more

Defining your goals in the letter, where you want to be and what you want to experience will clarify what is most important to you. You set out the intention and the seeds for the areas of your life, work, wellbeing and more.  Without clarity and planting the right seed, you will go in circles and rarely achieve your goals.  It’s like starting your car without knowing where you want to go. 

2. You’ll feel Inspired to Stay on Track and Take Action

When you write this letter, you start to create the picture of how you will live and what you will have accomplished.  You create the image, the excitement and joy. The image invokes feelings.  Also, writing by hand rather than typing it will deepen that feeling.  This letter will inspire you to take action to get there.

To boost your inspiration and positive energy, do the following:

  • Rewrite the letter again and again, as it will allow you to enjoy the feeling
  • Read the letter, preferably aloud, to yourself many times
  • Record the letter on audio and listen to it over and over again

3. You’ll Align the Powerful Forces

As you put on paper where you want to be a year from now, you are aligning your own power, energy and mind and the universe’s forces to get you there.

You commit to yourself by creating that clear picture of yourself in a year, and while you write, rewrite and listen to your letter, you are reprogramming your subconscious mind. As I shared in previous blogs, the subconscious mind runs 95% of our lives and it’s up to us to take charge and start running our lives.

Like nature blooms and blossoms according to the planted seed, you want to consciously plant the right seed for your life and nurture it with your actions.

How to Write the Letter

When you’re writing your letter, be specific. Go into details in the various areas of your life, use much description and the five senses. Include words that create pictures and invoke feelings.

Begin with excitement and gratitude. For example:

Dear (YourName)

I am so grateful for how incredibly amazing my life is now. I’ve exceeded my goals by far and I feel so happy and accomplished. Every morning I wake up with a smile, feeling vibrant and energized and can’t wait to get started on my projects. I have this beautiful morning routine … I hear the water, the birds, I smell the fresh air and flowers in our garden. We moved to this most spectacular waterfront home….

My business has taken off in leaps and bounds and we are effortlessly attracting the right clients. During the last year, we doubled our number of clients every month and the income has been soaring. Listening to our clients’ successes and their laudatory testimonials which they regularly share via video has been utmost rewarding and inspiring………..

Enjoy thinking about tomorrow, your mind will start to connect the dots into the future to keep you inspired, on track and influence you to make the choices that lead you to your goals and dreams.