Motivation

THE BATTLE BETWEEN MY TODAY AND TOMORROW SELF

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I got a lot done yesterday, but I’ll be honest.. I started running out of gas earlier than expected. At about 8pm, I found myself in a familiar face-off with three brown bananas. I was going to use them for muffins. “I’m too tired to make them today” I thought.. “I’ll bake ’em tomorrow instead.”

My poor, defenseless “tomorrow self”…

I actually feel so bad for her.

She’s forever the junior partner in this life, and that girl gets the shaft every time.

 

“OH LOOK!” says my today self, “I want to buy those expensive shoes!” “How you gonna pay for them?” snaps my tomorrow self knowing full well, the bill will fall into her lap.

“Sure, I’ll have another slice of cake” says my today self “my tomorrow self will walk 10,000 steps and skip lunch!”

“I’m gonna speak my mind right here, right now!” exclaims my today self as my tomorrow self feverishly takes notes on everything she’s going to have to apologize for.

“Those pots and pans need to soak tonight” my today self mutters shuffling off to bed..“they can be done tomorrow morning…by you know who.”

I have come to realize that one of the most important predictors of personal success is the relationship our today self has with our tomorrow self. You see, if we treated our tomorrow self more like a dear friend and less like a personal assistant we continually screw over, we’d be much more productive and successful.

If we made it a goal to proudly pass along our achievements instead of loading our tomorrow selves down with the consequences of our actions and inaction…well, I dare say I’d be sitting here right now dunking a fresh banana muffin into my cup of hot coffee without the tiniest hint of guilt because my yesterday self would have not only made the muffins but gone to the gym for me as well.

 

 

7 comments on “THE BATTLE BETWEEN MY TODAY AND TOMORROW SELF

  1. “if we treated our tomorrow self more like a highly esteemed CEO we wanted to impress and less like a lowly, personal assistant we continually screw over, we’d be much more productive and successful.” SO TRUE.

    PS – peel and freeze the bananas so they can be baked on YOUR timeframe!

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  2. Funny,I find myself unable to refer tasks to my tomorrow self, even when I should, or need to. Instead I end up pushing myself and pushing myself until I’m ready to drop.

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    • OMGOSH-I wish I had that problem!! My tomorrow self is “my b***h” to borrow an absolutely horrible term (that fits perfectly) from the “youngsters”..haha.

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  3. A very descriptive way of looking at procrastination. Here’s an idea. Toss the bananas in the garbage (trust me there will be more) and give both your today self and your tomorrow self a break. 😉

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    • ..Oh, the value of the number of bananas I have tossed in the trash over time surely has risen to felony levels.

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  4. A felony level of bananas? Uh oh…

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    • yup–the accumulated waste of a thousand brown bananas that could have been muffins is a total sin, if not a crime.😉

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