• Kay & Shi

The Daily Scroll: A Mentorship Recap - March 1st, 2021 Show Notes

Kay:

Hey there Questers and welcome back. It is March 1st which means this is 03/01, and this is episode 301.


Shi:

Do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do.


Kay:

So, having a little numerical fun here today. We've got such a fun quote for you today from Diana Ross. You know, the Supremes, Motown's amazing act, one of the most successful acts in Motown during the 1960s, one of the world's best-selling girl groups. Diana Ross, we love you and she says, “Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead 20 years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.”

Shi:

Love Diana Ross and then being from a bestselling girl group of all time, especially from 70 years ago, it's just such a neat trailblazing moment and demonstration to be a black woman. Black individuals are phenomenal even when it's not Black History Month and I'm glad that we get to start our month continuing to celebrate some amazing black voices like Diana Ross. This quote here really encourages us to think into the future and to plan for the future and to do things now to achieve the future that we want.


Kay:

You know, I love that she talks about putting herself these “20 years” ahead because oftentimes when we attempt to orient our goals, we say, where am I now and where do I want to go? Then we create a plan based on where we are now, instead of creating a plan from that focal point of where we would like to be. Now, our mom likes to call this “reverse engineering” where you start with the goal and you say, “okay, well, if that's the big goal, then what, then what, then what?” What are the steps that it is going to take to get there? That's how you create your map instead of saying, there's my goal and what do I do today and then tomorrow and the next day? So, reverse engineering can be a big help to you.


Shi:

She tells us here, put myself ahead 20 years and look at what I need to do now. I like this because it's really encouraging us to put ourselves 20 years in the future and truly imagine what the surroundings look like. Where are you? What are you wearing? Who are you with? Really exercising that power of imagination here. One of the pitfalls of youth is that 20 years sounds like a long time and no matter what age you are right now when you're listening to this, you hopefully, statistically speaking, have a likelihood of getting to 20 years from now. So, even if you're 20 years old right now, and you're thinking 20 years, that's a freaking lifetime away literally. It is a long time away, but by picturing it vividly and not just saying, I want to be successful in 20 years, or I know I want to be rich in 20 years and I can't say much more than that. Putting ourselves there and you might not know the answer to everything, but how detailed can we get because the more detailed we get with what that picture looks like two decades in the future, the more clearly we can take the steps now that get us there.


Kay:

Now maybe you're on the opposite end of that spectrum and you're listening to this and you're in your sixties and you think to yourself, well, why would I set a 20-year goal? But if you're in your sixties today and you make that 20-year goal, there's still so much that can happen in that timeframe between 60 and 80. So many people have created their whole fortunes, their whole careers, their whole lives, their whole successes in that 20-year period. So, whether you're at the beginning and 20 years feels like it's forever, or you're toward the middle of your life and 20 years feels like is it really worth even going that far? The answer is, yes, it will make a difference in how you approach yourself today.


Shi:

Instead of looking at the past, many of us get stuck in remembering the past and maybe reliving old memories and dredging up embarrassing moments or major failures and allowing our present to be absorbed by the past. But what we know is that when we do that, we aren't creating a future that looks any different from that past, which means we'll create more of the embarrassing moments and failures and those things that we're trying to avoid. So, we like to think about remembering the future, applying that memory to your future, and allowing your imagination to do the work, allowing yourself to think of it as a future memory. In fact, we came across an ad campaign with remembering the future as the hashtag. I think it was for a cruise line or a travel company but we definitely both cut out that little saying on our vision boards, because it's a helpful reminder that we can remember the future and then create those memories from where we are right now.


Kay:

So, let's just give a quick reminder as to what the one and only Diana Ross tells us, "Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead 20 years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then."


Shi:

All right. It's a Monday Manifestation Quest, the perfect way to start March! It's your March Monday Manifestation.


Kay:

Marvelousness.


Shi:

Try to think of another M word there- mission.

Kay:

Ooh.


Shi:

Alright, your Monday Manifest March Mission here today is instead of reminiscing or wishing it was all still the weekend we want to challenge you to do-like-Diana and imagine the future you want to manifest and then make the plan to get it done today. Any single little item or thing, or action that you can take right now that will bring you closer to that future memory. Are you ready?


Kay & Shi:

Let's quest!