I’ve been thinking a lot about the future lately.
I’m not sure that’s a good thing.
Unless you can find a way to bring the future to the present.
Instead of telling myself that I want to become X, I want to start saying I am X. So if I believe I am, then I will act like I am. The point isn’t really about having that identity it’s really about how you view yourself.
Even if you were to take an extreme example. Let’s say I want to be an astronaut. I have no idea how to become one, but if I have the mentality that I already am one, I will see that clearly there are a lot of issues. I am a terrible astronaut.
Maybe you don’t want to go around declaring this to the world. (Yet.) But in the meantime, why not admit it to yourself?
You have to convince yourself before you can convince others. That’s always the real first step.