Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year, probably isn’t learning enough
Taking Control of Your Growth
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln
On Episode 187 I do my best to dissect and explain an article that Benjamin Hardy published on Medium. This article explains how our identity and goals are formed. It also shows how you can intentionally “slow boil” yourself into whoever you want to be. Indeed, we have all slow boiled into the person we are now and are actively slow-boiling into someone.
The question is: Who are you “slow-boiling” into? And are you slow-boiling into the person you really want to be? Eventually, the slow boil becomes a point of no return — and you’re no longer the same person. The following is a short-list of principles that lead us all into slow-boiling into the person we become.
- All behavior is goal-driven:
- Human beings are drawn toward the future:
- You’re not the same person you were 5 years ago:
- Your future self is a different person than your current self:
- Desires are trained and chosen, not innate:
- Whoever we become, we will justify it:
Here is a small and incomplete list of strategies for deciding and becoming a specific future version of yourself:
- Recognize that your future self will be different.
- Imagine and design your future self.
- Your future self is your responsibility.
- Fuel your desire. You Do this by:
- Publicly committing
- Changing your environment
- Get accountability and mentoring
- Invest money into your goal in education, experiences, and relationships
- Write and affirm
- Take action first thing
- Quickly recover when you “fail.”
- Celebrate small victories
- Measure your progress
- Have specific goals
- Refine your goals
- Every 90 days, continue refining yourself
Who are you becoming?
Who are you “slow-boiling” into?
Your future self is your choice.
Your future self is your responsibility.
You become what you desire, and you train your desires every day.
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