What would you tell your future self to tell your present self?
I would tell her to have more self-confidence, to not overthink or worry so much. There are so many situations where I try to figure out the best way to solve them and looking back, all of them magically solved themselves somehow.
Trust yourself. Have your goals clear but also let go
It’s not all about reaching a goal. It’s equally or even more important to enjoy the journey. To let yourself some space to savour it and digest the path you are walking and everything that you are learning.
When you are stepping into the unknown, there are so many things you can’t control. So don’t. Don’t try it. It will only lead to frustration. Instead, accept it, and move on.
How do you want to live your life? What do you truly want and why? What are the things that are holding you back from living the life that you want to live? How can you overcome them?
To conclude, here is a quote I love (from Phil Knight, founder of Nike in “She Dog”). It helps me to get my self-confidence back:
I had an aching sense that our time is short, shorter than we ever know, short as a morning run, and I wanted (my life) to be meaningful, purposeful, creative and important. Above all . . . different. (…)
I’d tell men and women in their mid-twenties not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don’t know what that means, seek it. If you’re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt.