Why write a letter to yourself?

dear future meHow do you make sure you stay true to yourself, your thoughts, your feelings?

Write yourself a letter – and schedule it to be emailed to yourself at some future date.

 

Original blog … Write a Letter to Yourself in the Future … that inspired my syndicated article.

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2 Responses to Why write a letter to yourself?

  1. Larry Frank, Sr. February 15, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

    Here’s how you can trick your brain into doing something sooner … set the goal in the same week, month or year … see why here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/business/if-you-want-to-meet-that-deadline-play-a-trick-on-your-mind.html?_r=1

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