There I was, staring at myself 5 years in the future. I couldn't find the words to speak, so he did first.
"You know the man you aspire to be every single morning you wake? That's who I am. I'm the you who changed every time he realized that there was something that needed improving. I'm the you who never gave up. I'm the you who is the ruler of his emotions. All it took was a single moment, like flicking a switch. When you wake up, are you going to be me, or you?"
Then I woke up.