YOUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE VERSION….A SOLUTION TO SO MUCH OF CONFUSION!
As we lay down on the bed at night our mind starts thinking about who we were once upon a time. We might be proud of who we were or maybe we hate ourselves for what we were or else our mind starts thinking of how we should be in the future. Very few think of what type of person they currently are and in most of the situations nobody takes pride in what they have become. They either miss their former self or want to be like somebody else. Nobody thinks of improvising or polishing their current version. In this fight between their past and future self people lose the chance of moulding their present version. Read this article to know how you can get the best version of yourself:
1) TAKE PRIDE IN THE FACT THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER THE PERSON YOU USED TO BE
I am sure you might be missing your former self! You might be someone who was adored by people. You miss yourself for that! But I am sure with the positive things that you think you have lost, you must have also disowned some negative points. Think of what improvements you have made. You will be shocked to know as to how many negative points that you possessed once upon a time no longer exist in you. Be happy about that!
2) THE POSITIVE POINTS THAT YOU ONCE POSSESSED ARE ON HAULT ! THEY ARENT DESTROYED!
I have heard people saying that once upon a time they were amazing writers or amazing speakers or they were fast learners and now they have lost everything! This isn’t possible! If you are born with some positive energy it will remain with you till your death. Only God can take it away from you. Thus saying things like ‘Stressful situations took away that energy from me’ doesn’t make sense! Your mind is the greatest barrier here. You have already made up your mind that those hurdles have left you with nothing. They have taken that spark from you. You might be feeling low because it’s an aftermath of some painful event but that doesn’t mean you have lost your positive points. Thus if you are missing some positive points possessed by your former self then you still have a chance of getting them back. You can be the type of person you were back then! Remember what I mentioned above: That thing will be with you till your death. That positive energy is on halt but you can have it back if you try hard. It won’t be easy. It will be difficult to get back on track. Immense patience is required but it will all be fine.
3)WHAT YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL BE DEPENDS UPON YOUR PRESENT SELF
Let’s take an example here: Say you want your future self to be a writer carrying a laptop in which he has saved drafts of his new book, in his left hand is a manuscript of an old book which he wants to publish, he is about to leave for a recent book launch. At the book launch your former self is giving interviews and autographs! Now get up and look at yourself in the mirror. Ask yourself if you write regularly even if that means writing for just 30 minutes, are you working on your writing skills, are you reading a lot to polish your writing, have you ever written a book even if its unpublished and if the answer is no how do you expect your present self to get transformed in that future self! Your present self will mould your future self. A laid back attitude is going to make you completely opposite to what you wish your future self to be! Forget about interviews and autographs!
4)BE READY TO ABANDON NEGATIVE POINTS IN YOUR PRESENT SELF
You might be having some serious negative points which the world doesn’t know of. Only you know about them. Drop out those negative points before they become a great barrier in what you wish your future self to be!
5)AFTER A FEW DAYS YOU WILL GET TO SEE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF
You have promised yourself to get back those positive points from your former self and you are ready to let go the negative points so that you can be who you actually think your future self should be. Thus you keep trying to be more productive, you try to be better and most importantly you try to polish yourself and thus after a few days I promise, you will get to see the best version of yourself! Finally your best version has won in this fight between your past and future self!
It’s really difficult to forget who we were and it’s even more difficult to stop worrying about who we can be but the present version determines everything. Imbibing a few things from the older version of yourself and letting go negative things to turn your future version into a reality will finally give you the best version of yourself! All the best and may you achieve your best version soon! Thank you so much!
~ Akanksha Wadhavkar