Meet Your Future Successful Self

by Lisa Rothstein on 07/11/2013

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If things like vision boards and goal-setting are a struggle for you to embrace fully,  I just experienced an exercise that really worked for me to see into the future.

In her free and wonderful “Summer of Transformation” program today, my friend and colleague Georgina Sweeney led me and other attendees through a process where we “met” our own future selves. (At this writing, you can still access the full program, with all the call recordings here.)

In my little vision quest, found myself in a cafe in Paris sitting opposite my future 6-months-from-now self  (who I noticed was much better- dressed, more creatively fulfilled and more peaceful and confident than I am now; obviously she makes a lot more money than I do as well) asking her all kinds of questions and getting some amazing answers.

It turns out that I could have everything she has right now if I would only accept it.

Also, that structure and organization are my friends, not my jailers…and I should embrace them.

I need to drink a bit less and get to bed a bit earlier.

I need to drop all the negative thinking and self-criticism. It is such a bore, and aren’t I tired of it already? She sure is. Anyway, she doesn’t know how I can even manage to keep it up, when it is obvious to her and to everyone that I am AWESOME.

And that she fully expects me to be where she is 6 months from now. In fact she ordered Champagne for us to toast it (in perfect French, naturellement).

I’ll drink to that. (Only maybe just one glass this time. )

Activity: Definitely try this fun and eye-opening exercise. Get quiet, go into a meditative state if you can, and imagine yourself 6 months or a year from now, having achieved all you want to, creatively, financially, whatever. For example, she’s finished her best-selling book, started her awesome and creative business, or  both, while feeling blissfully happy. Sit down next to her and ask her how she got there from where you are now. Ask her what you need to do more of, and what you need to let go of. Write down everything she says. Hug her as you say goodbye and take her wisdom with you. There’s so much more to this than I can convey here, so if you can, do sign up for Georgina’s free program.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Esther July 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Fun! I love your new you’s outfit. See? You have super great taste! You’re almost your new you already.

Susan Dusterhoft July 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

This is really cool. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Demosthenes July 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

This is definitely something I might have to try. My SIL is obsessed with ‘The Secret’, and I don’t hold much stock in it, but hey, what will it hurt to try this out?

Lisa Rothstein July 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm

This is not exactly like The Secret — I have a hard time with Law of Attraction stuff supposedly working w/o any effort. This isn’t so much about manifesting but it is more like a game where you tap into your inner wisdom and your best idea of who you could be. The idea isn’t that it’s going to necessarily come true, more important that you hear what your best self tells you. Try it!

Lisa Rothstein July 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm

LOL! I even gave myself a Hermes bag :-)

Lisa Rothstein July 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

For sure sign up for Georgina’s class. I cannot believe she is giving this away for free — it really is a gift. And you will love her wonderful accent!

Georgina Sweeney July 12, 2013 at 11:18 am

What a fabulous image of your Future Successful Self, Lisa! I love the reference to the Cafe de la Victoire ;) And thank you for the kind endorsement of my Summer of Transformation free learning series – I’m having SO much fun teaching and connecting with everyone. All the content will be available for free until the end of July, so your friends still have time to access it before I take it offline. ~ G

p.s. don’t forget to save some of those champagne bubbles for me!

Lisa Mallis July 12, 2013 at 11:57 am

Great post! I’ve saved the info for Georgina’s classes and just haven’t created the time in my schedule to listen to them yet. Thanks for drawing the picture so well (pun intended, lol) that I’ll make listening a priority this weekend!

Talking with my future self, and then LISTENING, sounds a little like afformations to me (“why am I so awesome) vs. affirmations (“I am so awesome”) – to piggy back on your comment about The Secret . . . this is much more in my wheelhouse!

Thanks again for the fabulous content!

Lisa

Julie Henderson July 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I loved Georgina’s guided visualization exercise and you summarized it brilliantly…in a fun and entertaining way. I raise my glass to you and your future abundant self! Cheers!

Stephanie LH Calahan (@StephCalahan) July 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Woo hoo Lisa! Love that vision you have for yourself! I can’t wait to read more about how you are embracing the steps you have mentioned above and making them your reality.

I’ve done Georgina’s exercise a few times now and really enjoy the clarity that comes from the work. I get a little more information every time.

Lisa Rothstein July 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm

We will definitely need to celebrate, Georgina!! :-)

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