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 face-off with three brown bananas that I was going to use 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..and dinner!!”
“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 lazy today self mutters shuffling off to bed..“they can be done tomorrow morning, you know…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 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.
If we made it a goal to proudly pass along our achievements instead of loading our tomorrow selves down with half finished to-do lists and punitive restrictions…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 made those darn muffins AND taken my muffin top to the gym! 😐
Clearly my two selves need counseling..