The Confidence Time Machine

The Confidence Time Machine

Did you ever get the feeling that others on Facebook are leading a much better life than you?

When you’re scrolling through your Newsfeed, does your confidence sometimes take a dip?

If you haven’t seen this yet, check out this hilarious video floating around social media showing a man who fakes all his Facebook posts:

The point of the video is that most people only show the ‘highlight reel’ of their lives but skip out on all the boring, negative, and mundane updates.

If you ever get the feeling that things aren’t going the way you want, I may have a solution for you – I call it ‘The Confidence Time Machine’.


What would happen, if the present day version of you (aka ‘YOU 2014’) went back in time 10 years to meet with YOU 2004?

What would YOU 2004 say about how far you’ve come?

If you told YOU 2004 all that has happened and all the progress you’ve made, would they even believe you?

I wonder what YOU 2004 was stressed and anxious about. I bet that ‘stuff’ seems meaningless today.

Chances are, you’ve also made a shitload* of progress. Even if you’ve been through tough times, you also have a shitload of wisdom and experience to share with others.


If history tends to repeat itself, is it safe to assume that YOU 2024 coming back in time to TODAY would have amazing stories to share with present day YOU?

What would the future YOU share with you today regarding your family, friends, your professional life, you dreams, and your goals?


Write yourself 2 letters: (A) A letter to YOU 2004 telling them all the progress you’ve made and lessons you’ve learned, and (B) a letter as if you’re YOU 2024 writing to YOU 2014 sharing everything that has happened over the next 10 years.

Use these letters as inspiration and guides to who you’d like to become, where you’d like to go, and the impact you’d like to have on the people around you and the world.

* To all my friends in the US, ‘Shitload’ is an actual form of measurement…you know, the crazy metric system.


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