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Elon Musk once said, “One of the biggest traps is optimizing something that shouldn’t exist.” While he was talking about engineering, this quote resonates deeply with many of us.

We often strive to become “better versions” of ourselves while clinging to outdated habits and mindsets. It simply doesn’t work.

What brought you here, both the good and the bad, isn’t what will take you forward. Let that sink in.

Your past is an old operating system, obsolete in this present moment and unnecessary for your future.

Instead of using the past as a predictor of what will be, let it remain what it was. Use this present moment to reinvent yourself. Envision your future self and begin adopting new thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours that will lead you to that desired future.

Here are some tips to create that new operating system based on your future self:

Identify Your Future Self: Take some time to visualize who you want to be in the future. What are their habits, beliefs, and routines? Write down these qualities.

Adopt New Thoughts: Start by challenging your current thought patterns. Replace limiting beliefs with empowering ones. For instance, instead of thinking, “I can’t handle this,” try “I am capable and resilient.”

Embrace New Behaviors: Implement small changes that align with your future self. If your future self is fit and healthy, start incorporating regular exercise and mindful eating into your routine.

Set Clear Goals: Define clear, achievable goals that will help you move towards your future self. Break these goals into smaller, actionable steps.

Practice Mindfulness: Stay present and aware of your thoughts and actions. Mindfulness helps you catch old patterns and consciously choose new ones.

Seek Support: Surround yourself with supportive people who encourage your growth. Consider working with a coach to guide you through this transformation.

By focusing on these steps, you can begin to create a new operating system that aligns with your future self. This is the key to unlocking your potential and living the life you envision.

If you’re feeling blocked or unsure how to start this process, consider coaching. It’s a powerful way to gain new perspectives, overcome limitations, and take actionable steps towards your goals.

I’m opening two spots for private coaching sessions starting in June. Let’s connect and see how my coaching can support you in building your new operating system.