I was having coffee this morning with Sarah before she left for work and she asked what my next moves were when it to comes to some of the new projects I’m releasing in the future.
After she left, I realized that I’ve had a ton of conversations with artists and creators over the past few weeks (Mainly because of THIS PODCAST EPISODE I RELEASED) talking about our future and one of the biggest questions most of us deal with: “What should I focus on RIGHT NOW?”
I also realized that a graph of this concept has been floating around in my mind for awhile so I decided to draw it up so I could finally see what my creative subconscious was telling me.
Ignotum Per Ignotius
Proactive vs Reactive: ANY amount of time spent focusing on the past (without the intentionality to use it to create or learn for my future) seems to put me in a reactive state of intentionality & creativity. I’m a natural ruminator so this is a constant battle for me.
Visualization vs Seeing: I heard a quote yesterday saying “The mind cannot differentiate between an experienced even and a perceived event.” I’ve performed a full set at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan in front of thousands of people about 51 times. 50 of those times happened before my body stepped on stage. Parts of my future have already happened 50 times in my head, I’m patiently waiting for my physical existence that’s stuck in this moment int time to catch up.
Perceived Ego vs Perceived Humility: Future YOU exists in the universe, visualizing NOW who you will become LATER pulls our future self into the NOW and puts us in a state of proactiveness and intentionality. That said, start talking to others about the badass that is your future self and you’re going to start seeing pushback as others project their insecurity on you. Maybe let the actions of your future badass speak for itself for now.
Today, I’m forcing my mind to play the long game. Some of my goals aren’t going to happen till I’m in my mid 40’s. That said, the majority of my focus is on the next thing I’m creating that I can take action steps on today.