Jason Blumer here with Ask Yourself This. Here’s the question AYT, ask yourself this, here’s a question for you. What struggle are you facing right now that won’t be part of your life next year? So what is the purpose of a question like that? Basically here’s what it is, to make you look at what’s happening now and to tell yourself this is not going to last forever. You know what subconsciously you probably don’t think you do that. You don’t think, oh my gosh, this is going to last forever but you act as if it’s going to last forever, you act so overwhelmed, so in burdened, so struggled with the fact that what you’re going through now is going to last forever. It’s not going to last forever. A year from now, what you’re going through now will not be happening a year from now.
Actually you can look at one year in the past and you can see all the things you’ve gone through and you can prove this. You can see all the things you’ve gone through that are no longer happening. So that’s proved to you that what you’re going through now will not be happening in a year. So I think it’s important to ask yourself this question. And it is, what struggles are you facing right now that won’t be part of your life next year?
What if it’s this pandemic, this weird economy, that’s got this perception, this layer of fear layered on top of it. What if that’s you and your client leads have slowed down and that’s freaking you out thinking, oh my God, we’re going to go out of business. Well, that’s just right now, in a year that possibly won’t be happening. So it’s important to identify what is happening right now that actually is a temporary thing and will go away. And that’s true. Not all things are temporary, but a lot of hard things, struggles are very temporary and they do go away over time. But what we do is we become so burdened and we act in the present as if the things we’re struggling with are going to be forever. That is completely untrue. That is not going to be what the future is about.
Now what does that mean? It means the future in a sense is yours to create. Since you know the current thing you’re struggling through is not going to be there in the future you get to start planning. Well then if the struggle I’m going through now is not going to be there in the future, what do I get to let my future be? You get to start making some plans to make your future be exactly what you want it to be.
If you need help, that’s what we do in our firm. We help creative entrepreneurs figure out their future. A lot of times through growth in their business and we can help you too. We coach and consultant and do assessments and retreats and provide the financial process for clients to help them understand the advisory parts of their business and what’s happening and we’ll coach you through it. So let us know. Thank you for watching this Ask Yourself This question episode. We’ll see you.