Close your eyes for a moment and imagine that your life is like a path or road.
Imagine you’re standing on that road with your past reaching out in one direction and your future in another.
Notice where your past seems to be,
Maybe it’s behind you,
Or maybe off to the left.
Or maybe it’s just left behind.
Then notice where your future lies.
Maybe it’s to the right,
Or maybe it’s right in front of you.
Now, look around and realise that you’re actually standing at a fork in that road.
There are two paths, one going in the same direction as you’re already going,
And one that that leads off to all your hopes, dreams, and aspirations.
Imagine that today you took the new path,
That you made the decision to reach for everything you want
That today you finally threw away all the old things that were holding you back
All the old stories and excuses
… And then fast forward 5 years into the future in that new direction
What’s your life like 5 years down that path?
Really clearly imagine it,
See the sights, hear the sounds, smell the smells, really feel what it’s like to have made the change.
Now imagine 10 years have passed since you made the decision
Clearly imagine what that’s like?
Now 15 years.
15 years of living as the best version of you.
How incredible is it?
Now come back to the fork in the road.
And take the path that leads where you’re already going
Imagine you change nothing, that you keep plodding along making the same decisions
That you let the negative voices in your head run the show.
What’s that like in 5 years?
Again clearly imagine it, just like you did for the other path,
… even if you really don’t want to think about it.
Maybe nothing’s changed
Or maybe all the negative stuff has won because you didn’t fight it.
Now 10 years
How bad is it?
Now 15 years
How bad will it get if you don’t do something about it?
How do you feel after 15 years going down this path?
Now come back to now, to the fork in the road.
And realise that every day you choose which path you’re on.
Every moment is a fork in the road, where you choose which path you’re on.
One path takes you towards a shining future
The other takes you to more of what you have.
Now I don’t know which path you’re going to take.
Maybe the right path is the correct one
Or maybe the left is right.
But either way, you’re choosing one
So make it a good one.
…Now, here’s some homework
Grab a pen.
And draw a little fork in the road on the back of your hand, between your thumb and forefinger
And every time you look at that fork, ask yourself which path you’re on right now.