The Letter to yourself

Write yourself a letter dated twelve months from now. This letter should begin with ‘Dear [your name here]’, and it should detail precisely how you achieved a goal that you currently have. This visualization of your success should not include any future tense. Phrases like ‘I hope’, ‘I plan to,” or ‘I will’ are not allowed.

Instead, write the letter as if those accomplishments are all history and that you’re looking back at them from a distance. Be as detailed as possible, and identify the practical steps you took and the decisions that you alone were responsible for.