It’s a week of goal focusing tips!
“Around 1990, when Jim Carrey was a struggling young Canadian comic trying to make his way in Los Angeles, he drove his old Toyota up to Mulholland Drive. While sitting there looking at the city below and dreaming of his future, he wrote himself a check for $10 million, dated it Thanksgiving 1995, added the notation “for acting services rendered,” and carried it in his wallet from that day forth.
The rest, as they say, is history. Carrey’s optimism and tenacity eventually paid off, and by 1995, after the huge box office success of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, his asking price had risen to $20 million per picture.
When Carrey’s father died in 1994, he placed the $10 million check into his father’s coffin as a tribute to the man who had both started and nurtured his dreams of being a star.”
Visit Futureme.org and write yourself a letter – it can be a goal, congratulating yourself for achieving one of your goals, a reminder on an action you committed to – or anything!
- Identify a goal – and the reward for achieving it.
- Set a timeline for the reward to be received. 60 days? One year? Five years?
- Visit Futureme.org and complete the fields – a letter to yourself – specifically outlining what you accomplished and your reward. Select a date to send it to yourself.
- Click ‘Send to the future’
- Start your actions to reach the goal!
For example, if your goal is to achieve forecast in January 2012 with a reward of treating your significant other to a dinner. Send yourself a letter dated February 1st, congratulating yoruself for achieving the goal and reminding yourself of the dinner you will share.
It’s a great way to visualize the achievement and mentally starting your journey toward the reward!
You might be surprised when the letter is delivered, how accurate you were in your prediction.