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Our guest today is Mathieu Farrand, husband, adventurer, entrepreneur, and author of Futhark Lifehack. Mathieu currently resides in Switzerland.
Your life is knocking at your door right now and has an important message for you. It wants to tell you who you are as of right now. It wants to reassure you that the life you are living right now is not a product of who you are, but of who you were. Everything in your future will be a result of what you begin to do – right now.
Think of the last time you looked up at the night sky and the stars. The light we see from the stars is actually millions of years old and it is questionable if even many of those same stars exist anymore. You are the same as the stars.
The world that surrounds you and all that you have manifested in your life is a product of who you were in the past.
This might be hard for some people to accept, but in this article I will explain why you can use this knowledge to make very profound changes to your life. Your future's past starts now!
Life is at a zero moment right now, able to go in any direction. Mystery, adventure, excitement, love, knowing God, self-assurance, fulfillment, and peace of mind can all be in your future, but only if you start right now.
The past has no bearing on you. When I myself go into contemplative states, I can see crystal clear images of my life in the past, but it is not me. It is someone else.
When I was in middle school I was not a very outgoing person. Mostly I socialized with a very close-knit group of people and did not really excel in anything. I remember sitting at the lunch table hurriedly finishing homework before it was due the next period because I was not particularly motivated.
I was average beyond average in what surrounded me, but inside I felt something else – a hidden fire, a spark that needed to ignite a deep passion.
One day, I decided that I would run for class president. Looking back, I was not particularly nervous. The class president would do very menial things such as figure out what flavor slush people would like next on the lunch menu or whether or not to get new basketballs for gym class. To us at that young age, though, it meant the world.
On the morning the school was to elect a class president we had to get up on the podium facing the empty lunch room and give an address to the entire school over the morning radio program. I read my speech, followed by my opponent. Overall I was excited and thought that I did a good job. When the school finally voted, I was honestly shocked to see the result.
In the entire school, I received two votes. Two. One being me, as is custom.
Fast forward to today. I look back on that situation as if it were a dream, like it never existed. I now live in Europe with my wife, nowhere near where I grew up. I spend most of my day speaking a different language even than what I was brought up with.
Contact has fallen off with everyone I've gone to school with save a few people. The only thing that remains is the fire within that I felt that day when I saw myself succeeding, one way or another.
It has taken me a long time to realize, but all that I was has come together in a single point. The now. All the triumphs and tragedies of my life make me now. But now I am free from them and living my ideal life far beyond what I could ever have seen that day or any other day of failure.
Your past shows you indicators and pointers to your ideal life. It also shows you how you felt about yourself and what you thought about the world around you.
To become conscious of yourself is one important step to fully realizing your potential.
Accept yourself 100% as a flawless individual seeking the logs that will ignite from your spark. For every 100 or maybe 1000 situations you might not have success. There is one out there, that will make all the difference.
A big difference, but it is up to you to find it. I cannot tell you how to find it, but it is there without a doubt.
Thomas Edison failed thousands of times on his way to discovering how to make a light bulb. Don't be discouraged by one or two setbacks.
Have faith that somewhere out there, you major life discovery and fulfillment lies waiting for you to grasp it.
"I have helped adventurers all around the world gain confidence to take the leap of faith and take the risks necessary to create their Ideal Life. What is yours?" – Mathieu Farrand
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Well said Mathew!
I loved the part about the past and the present. Our beliefs, thinking patterns and emotions have a life of their own in the here and now. The answer to our personal development is not in the past, it is in this moment.