Monday, January 23, 2006

Figment 3 ~ Future Self

This is my 52 Figment submission for this week. The question was "Imagine having a conversation with yourself 20 years from now. What would you want to ask?"

In co-active coaching, we often use the concept of the future self to help clients envision their future. And that process has made me quite familiar with listening to what my future self might want to tell me. But this is the first time that I've considered what I might want to ask. What wisdom would I most like to draw on? What pitfalls would I want to avoid? What regret do I not want to create? My questions were inspired by my desire not to miss out.

I think my future self would tell me that she wishes she'd said no sooner and more decisively to things that drain her energy and that don't fulfill her. She wishes that she'd made her choices with the firm belief that she could make magic out of even the most challenging situations. She wishes she'd said yes to time with her husband, every chance she got. And she wishes she'd always insisted on extreme self-care and committed to herself as an artist. And on top of it all, she's thrilled to have the opportunity to tell me, so that I can make those wishes come true.


3 comments:

megg said...

I just found your blog and I am enjoying reading your posts! I tried to link to your website to contact you but your link didn't work, I thought you'd like to know.

Sacred Suzie said...

Fabulous! You are so getting me to think about who I want my future self to be. I love your vision and what you will say no to in the future.

megg said...

Thank you so much for everything today! I'm tingling I am so ready for all of this. I've been looking at blogs all day. I can't wait to do this. I'm glad we met today! I'll have that cup of tea now :)