Losing Weight by Connecting With Yourself in the Future at Your Goal Weight

Coaches talk about connecting to your future self that has achieved whatever goals you have whether it be business or weight. I find it much easier to connect to my past self that had achieved the goal of being fit and thin. It feels more real to me because it was real. Trying to connect with my future self is unclear and fuzzy. I can’t seem to see it. Can’t it be just as powerful to connect to my past self that I was and want to be again? Thank you.