Come Get to Know Me (Essay 1 of 11 / Written For You, By You, From Your Future)

Essays 2 min read

Here’s a series of 10 essays written by your future self, speaking to your present self to give you insight, encouragement, and actionable steps to make sure you meet in the future.

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Hey there, it's me...
well, actually it's you...from the future.

I know, it sounds a bit confusing, but bear with me.

I wanted to take a moment to share some valuable insights that I've gained along our journey.

You see, the choices you're making today are shaping the path we'll walk together. You're forming it in ways you can't even imagine.
Trust me when I say, it's all worth it in the end.

I've seen where we're headed,
and it's beautiful and exciting.

But here's the thing: you may not fully grasp the impact of your decisions just yet.
That's why I'm reaching out to you now through this book.

Take a pause and think about where this path is leading us.

An Invitation of a Lifetime

I want us to make the most of this life we have, and I have an invitation for you.
Whether we talk by phone, video call, or even write,
let's commit to meeting regularly.

It doesn't matter how we connect;
what matters is that we do.

During these meetings, we can reflect on our past choices and discuss our future goals. Our connection will deepen as we talk together and spend time reflecting,
both silently and aloud.

Let's make this a regular habit—
sitting together,
reflecting on our progress,
holding each other accountable for creating the lives we desire.

Through these conversations,
we'll shape our shared future in remarkable ways.

I keep urging us to stay in touch because there are benefits that may not be obvious right now. As we understand each other better and gain more perspective on situations, it'll eases our minds both in the present moment and for years to come.

Why It’s Beneficial for Both of us to Join Together

By deepening our connection,
we will have greater empathy for each other,
making our relationship more meaningful.

And as we share thoughts and experiences with one another,
invaluable insights will emerge.
Otherwise, this wisdom might have gone to waste.

We can learn from each other's successes and challenges,
which will help us grow as individuals.
By building a strong and supportive relationship with each other,
we'll be better equipped to handle the unexpected events life throws at us.

Believe me, there are coming moments that'll blindside you,
knock the wind out of you,
and leave you feeling confused.

Hold on tight.

Our regular meetings will strengthen your inner core.

I’ll be there. Will you?

So, let's set aside time for each other every day for the next 10 days, then 10 months, and hopefully even 10 years (with many more decades to come).
I promise to show up tomorrow with my words of wisdom —
and the next day after that,
until we meet.

Will you show up too?

Hopefully, by reading these words (written for you, by your future self), you'll realize that you have already made our future more secure.

Trust yourself.
Trust the journey.
And together,
let's create a future beyond what we can currently imagine.

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