That’s good advice because I’m already perfect!
Okay, I’m kidding. Everyone has flaws and I have too many to count. Some days I’m a know-it-all. Other days I’m intolerant, moody, and just unpleasant to be around.
When I envision what I am like in the future, I don’t see what my attitude, opinions, and behavior is like. What I do see is what I am doing, and that isn’t much. My future self is lazy and enjoying a life of retirement.
That’s not very useful. I don’t see who I will be. What are my values? How do I see the world? More importantly, how am I treating myself and others around me?
Imaging the perfect future version of me doesn’t provide me complete picture. Moreover, when I hear the word “perfect,” I think “boring.” If perfect means boring, I’ll take imperfect any day!