Identify your passion by writing yourself a letter

Through my life coaching studies I was introduced to the "Letter from the Future".  I had already come across this concept before, and this was just another way of presenting this to a potential coaching client to help them identify what they’re passionate about – what makes their heart sing.

This exercise really helps you to create a clear picture in your mind about how you want your life to be, and is therefore a very powerful step towards achieving the kind of life you want.  Without the clear picture of where you want to be, then how can you know you’re heading in the right direction? 

Having clear goals is a great way to help you build confidence and self esteem.  Working towards a goal gives you purpose, and as you get closer to your goal, you will find that your confidence and self esteem improves.

To write a letter from the future, here’s what you do:

1.  Choose a date several months or years into the future.  It should be a date that means something to you, such as an anniversary or birthday.

2.  Imagine your life has progressed very well – so well in fact that things are just as you wanted them to be.

3.  Write a letter to someone (it doesn’t matter who), telling them of the developments in your life, in great detail, from the moment you wake up each day in your ideal life, to when you go to bed.

4.  As you write, visualise how it would feel if this really was your life and you were happy, successful and fulfilled.  Do whatever you can to muster up those feelings. 

Keep your letter from the future in a safe place, and refer to it regularly – at least once a month.  Combine this with a well-defined goal achievement plan, and you will be well on your way to improving your confidence and achieving your goals!

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