Have you ever stared at a photo of yourself from fifteen years ago?
If not, I highly suggest it – because there is wisdom there waiting for you.
Recently, I had a particularly crummy day. I was in my head despite my best self-coaching.
I marched upstairs in a huff – determined to do something – a bath, meditation, scream into a pillow, anything! – to turn this day around.
As I passed the framed photos hanging above my banister, one in particular caught my eye.
It’s a photo of me, my husband Scott, my son Ryan, and daughter Cora – from 2005.
We’re standing on a beach, wind whipping our hair, wearing matching white and muted pastels.
That was a happy day, but smiles were in limited supply for me back then. As a stressed-out wife, mom, and residential real estate agent – “struggle” was my middle name.
2005 Susan Hyatt had plenty of dreams.
To become a self-made millionaire, doing important, fulfilling, life-changing work.
To find body liberation and prioritize joy.
To create wealth in all areas of my life – bank account, time, freedom, and peace.
Staring at that old photo, I realized:
I am living my former self’s dream.
And you are, too.
Tuck this email away somewhere safe. Whip it out anytime you’re having a crummy day.
Because when those days hit – I want you to know that things will absolutely get better.
All you need to do is look back at your past to realize that you’re living the dream.