Have you ever wondered what the future holds for you?
You can plan to receive an email message from yourself.
The clever guys at FutureMe.org have devised a way for each of us to write an email message and schedule it to be sent in the future.
This “message in a bottle” can be delivered as soon as 30 days or as faraway as 50 years.
Just think of the possibilities. You could write a reminder to yourself to schedule something significant or something simple.
More than a million people have already written to themselves and some have made their messages public. It certainly makes for some interesting reading.
What message would you write to yourself?
One suggestion is to use the future mail to keep you on track for a mini-action plan.
Just write the top three things you’d like to accomplish by a certain date and send the same list to yourself in the future. Plan ahead for three, six or nine months.
When the email arrives you can check the plan to see if you were able to reach your goals.
This idea is similar to one I’ve used in some of my training workshops. During the conclusion, I ask participants to write a list of the new writing skills they plan to put to use. They write their ideas on a card, place the card in an envelope and address the envelope to themselves.
Exactly one month later, I mail the envelopes.
The cards arrive unexpectedly and serve as a reminder of their individual writing skills action plan. If they’ve gotten off track, it’s a good reason to get started again.
You can do the same thing for yourself with FutureMe.
Simply go to the website, write out the top three business writing or communication skills you’d like to work on and schedule it for the future. Keep the list by your computer to remind yourself of these three improvements so you can work on them a little every day.
That way when your email message arrives from the past, you can check your progress.
Then be sure to schedule another email for the future.