You remember to talk about the future, what you haven’t done yet, because it’s still amazing/exciting to you. It’s easy and fun to dream, and share that dream with others.
But when the future doesn’t happen the way you imagined it, or the way you promised it, there’s disappointment. In others, but most of all in yourself. You lose momentum, and trust. With others, but most of all in yourself.
You forget to talk about the present or past because to you, it’s old news. It’s already happened. But for most people, it’s still new and exciting. And best of all, you can be sure it will happen because it already has.
Think about which stories you tell, and who you tell them for. Yourself, or for others?