I hope this finds you well. I want you to do me (and yourself) a favour and watch this 1 minute video with Jerry Seinfeld.
In it you will see Jerry Seinfeld on the David Letterman show discuss this human plight of leaving our problems for our Future Selves to figure out. It goes something like this…Jerry says to David;
“I saw an ad. I love the concept of “No payments until June.”
People are like, “Oh June, it will never be June.”
They buy things and say to themselves, “The guy in June, he’ll have money somehow.”
And I do that with myself.
Like, late at night, I think, “Well, it’s night, I’m having a good time, I don’t want to go to sleep. I’m Night Guy. Getting up after 5 hours sleep? That’s Morning Guys problem. Let him worry about that. I’m Night Guy, I’ve got to party.”
Than you get up after 5 hours sleep, you’re cranky, you’re exhausted. Night Guy always screws Morning Guy.
The only thing Morning Guy can do is to oversleep so many times that Day Guy loses his job and then Night Guy doesn’t have any more money to go out. “
It’s funny but we do it ALL.THE.TIME.
Because so many of us are so disconnected from our Future Selves, we opt for immediate gratification and dopamine hits and this short term seeking ends up costing our Future Selves big time.
So if you want a better future don’t be like Homer in this video, you have to be committed to honouring and respecting your desired Future Self.
What you do today, impacts Future Guy and Future Guy is still you, whether you like it or not.
So, tell me. What kind of life do you want your Future Self to be living in 3 months, 6 months, 5 years from now? What sort of body do you want to be living in? Who do you want to be surrounded with? Where do you want to be living? Ask yourself these questions and more and start being and living for the person NOW.
Cheers to Future You! I’m excited to meet them, I hope you are too!