Who will you be in 2029?

By Jonathan Roseland

While everyone else is hoping that 2024 will be a better year than those earlier this decade, I suggest that you think more about 2029...

And I know what you might be thinking…

I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions, Jonathan. I've disappointed myself with pass/fail goals too many times in the past. My current stack of habits is pretty good, so I'm just going to stick with those.

Or maybe you're more pessimistic than that…

What's the hell is the point of making grand plans at this time? In the post-COVID "new normal" my career prospects are shot - my industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. And it's harder to date now, my social life is contracting - people seem less interested in meeting up. My family members are estranged because of political differences. My gym is made to shut down sporadically, so it's harder to stay fit. I don't know if I'll be allowed to travel because of my medical status. Inflation has made it even harder to afford to eat a clean organic diet.

I'd still urge you to make some New Years' Resolutions and, in fact, make some year 2029 resolutions, here's why: I've been doing this for a while myself and frankly I fail at a lot of goals I set for myself in a given year - but I'm surprised at how this conscious future-casting manifests years later. Too many gurus and pop culture characters sell the idea that your personal growth efforts will bear fruit quickly and as a result, you get disappointed that the results of your first year investing in cryptocurrency have not been something to brag about or whatever it is that you devote yourself to.

If you're pessimistic about the future
I certainly wouldn't blame you given how chaotic this young decade has proven itself thus far, but I'd urge you to rewatch my speech, The Winter Solstice of Civilization…

And give some contemplation to how you can liberate yourself by choosing discomfort in 2024. The more you choose to endure discomfort the more you claw back your Godgiven freedoms from the vile forces that seek to enslave you - the more your horizons broaden while beauty, meaning, and adventure beckon.

In the past two years, my marriage and sex life has improved dramatically as a result of my choosing discomfort, discipline, and higher personal standards which I write about in How to Stay Loyal to Your Woman - 6 steps to resilient sexual-spiritual risk mitigation and I forgot what D’Artagnan taught me and got my dick BURNED by a LASER.

Create a 5-Year Self-Determination Flowchart

It’s well said that…

We often over estimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can achieve in 5 years.

In one year you’ll likely be pretty similar to what you are right now.
It’s also pretty hard to say what your life will be like in 10 years, some people’s lives radically change for the better or worse in 10 years.
However, in half that time your life will likely still have a significant resemblance to what it is now.

I strongly encourage you to make optimistic predictions about what your life could look like in 5 years in these areas…

  • Business or Career
  • Education and Learning
  • Family and Friends
  • Finances
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Health and Fitness
  • Food and Diet
  • Hobbies and Entertainment
  • Relationships and Sex
  • Things and Toys
  • Travel and Adventure
  • Where will you live?
  • What would your average day or week look like?

Try to strike a balance between your wildest fantasies and a reasonable prediction of how you will be living if you practice your best habits with discipline. Look at your Coach.me dashboard (you should have set this up by now if you’re serious about thriving) and imagine those daily habits multiplied by 1800 (5 years).

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Mindmeister is one of my favorite tools for organizing my thoughts and ideas. So I’ll suggest that you take like 45–60 minutes (Fire up Brain.FM for a 60-minute focus session) to create a flowchart in Mindmeister which is free and takes just a moment to sign up for.

  • I’ll suggest that you link from the individual self-determination predictions to your habits in Coach.me.
  • All of your 5-year predictions should connect at least loosely to your daily habits. If they don’t consider adding them to your Coach.me dashboard.
  • Specificity is great. Actually, be arbitrarily specific.

The important thing is that you visualize and think specifically about what you want your life to look like in 5 years. This is quite different from a vision board, which is really just fantasizing…

I’d like a red Ferrari.
I’d like a supermodel girlfriend.
I’d like a yacht with a shark tank in it.

Whereas the 5-year Self-Determination Flowchart is specific organized predictions based upon habits and behaviors which can be measured and done daily or weekly.

I urge you to make time to do this now

Life will happen to you and you’ll forget about this exercise. Do it now.

The self-determination flowchart is a great thing to save and revisit, especially around January 1st. With the craziness of the holidays and the demands of family in the rearview, this should naturally be a more introspective period for you. This is an ideal time to consider how you’re doing, review your life, values, and habits along with your medium and long-term goals.

 Here’s my old self-determination flowchart; perhaps you can draw some inspiration or ideas from it

Self Determination Flowchart

Our current self-determination flowchart, I'm actually not going to publish as one of my resolutions is to be a bit more of a private person instead of the oversharer with the internet that I have been.

 For the vain

Speaking of the year 2029, if you find yourself struggling to stay really committed to the healthy anti-aging and biohacking stuff, go look at pictures of people 5 years older than you are now. If you have family members of the same sex about 5 years older than you, go look at a recent photo of them - that might give you a pretty good idea of what you'll look like in the future. Or search Your Age+5 Your Gender on Shutterstock or Google Images for images...

Unless you're under 25 years, it's not a real pretty picture- especially if you disregard the obviously doctored/photoshopped/Instagram-filtered modeling photos - is it? I'll make a wild claim and then prove it, I haven't aged in the past 10 years. Check out these photos of me at age 26…

And now at 36...

I don't share these photos to brag (ok, maybe a little) but to prove that this biohacking and diet hacking stuff really does work - I looked hard for photos of me looking worse after 10 years of wear and tear, and couldn't find any. If you'd rather age like wine than milk, replace a few of your meals a week with raw coconut and implement as much of the anti-aging stuff as you can afford to and you'll thank me in five or ten years!

If...

You've failed at your New Year's Resolutions in the past check out this video, in it, I share a long-term strategy and a specific technology.

Respond...

On balance, are you optimistic or pessimistic about 2024? What goals and dreams do you have for 2029? What daily/weekly habits will you implement now to work towards them?

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