We don’t always think about ourselves as another person in the future. We especially don’t always think about ourselves as another person in the future that we are trying to please. But perhaps this is the trick to getting things done today. If you don’t like disappointing people, whether it’s friends, work colleagues, partners, or family members this quote may work for you.
Think about yourself as another person you don’t want to disappoint. In fact, think about your future self as someone you want to impress and do great things for. Make that future self so impressed that he or she has no choice but to thank you for something.