Listen To The “Future You”
Submitted By Major Nippy Betz
How much better would your life be today if you had the power to seek advice and counsel from the “future you?” Do you think you would make better decisions in the present?
Well, Nippy Betz, the Scholarship Doctor, thinks that the “future you” already exists and can guide you in the right direction.. But right now, you may instead be listening to what he calls “Little Me.”
“‘Little Me’ is that voice inside your head that tells you that you can’t do something, or you’re not successful enough, or your skin color is wrong,” explained Betz. “It’s the voice that always puts doubt in your head. It asks, ‘Why are you thinking like this? Why are you even wasting time applying for scholarships?’”
‘“Future Me,’ on the other hand, is the voice that tells you that you can do it,” Betz continued. “It’s the voice that says you can win scholarships – even in middle school – because it knows. It’s in the future, looking back into the past – it’s ‘Future Me!’”
“Future Me: will thank you for applying for scholarships regularly, while your peers did not. “Future Me” will thank you for getting all your essays checked before submitting each scholarship application. “Future Me” will thank you for applying for at least 100 scholarships, even though you may only win 43 like Betz’ first Scholarship Leadership Institute (SLI) million-dollar winner who was earned $1,250,000 in college scholarships. Future Me will thank you for being consistent and disciplined over time.
Develop good scholarship habits now and remember, you will become like the people you associate yourself with. If you hang around students who are trying to earn their degree, who are trying to get scholarships, who are trying to make a difference in the world, then you will become like them. But, if you’re the smartest person in your circle of friends, it’s time to find a new circle of friends.
“Listening to ‘Future Me’ can change your life for the better,” stated Betz. “Watch who you hang around. Watch who you associate with. Listen to ‘Future Me!’ And shut ‘Little Me’ down any time doubt creeps in. If you can learn to silence ‘Little Me’ and listen to ‘Future Me,’ your life will be bigger and better than you could ever imagine.”
You can meet Major Betz and learn more at www.majorbetz.com/sli-events.