Before Jim Carrey made it big, he once wrote himself a $10,000,000 check for “acting services rendered.” Some folks might consider this a way that Carrey use to motivate himself to fulfill the goal he’d set for himself. Others may call it wishful thinking. Others, still, may call it manifesting or a form of visualization. Nonetheless, I was trying to imagine if there were a modern day version of this?
Maybe writing a post-dated check is still a good way of motivating one’s self, but with how often we’re simply using our credit cards or check/debit cards (Interac if you’re in Canada!), it seemed to me that this may need some updating. But what would that be? Would one take a screenshot of one’s bank account online and then use Paint (or some other photo-editing program) to change the balance on the account?
That could work, but I had a different idea.
What if you could send yourself an email in the future? What if you could send yourself an email today that wouldn’t get to you for 5 years? Maybe you could write a list of things you wanted to accomplish or maybe what you wished your email signature would be on that day? Maybe you’d write about the place you’d like to live or maybe the places you’d like to have visited?
There is something out there that will let you do this — Boomerang. I don’t use it myself, so I don’t know how far into the future they’ll let you schedule reminders (or emails), but that’d be pretty cool even if you could only send yourself an email 1 year later. A lot can happen in a year.