● What kind of boss, partner, colleague, parent, and/or friend are you known for being?
● If your pets could talk, how would they describe you?
● Are you satisfied with who you are?
We are all on a journey to define ourselves and influence how people perceive us, and we strive to be happy and make those around us happy. Unfortunately, we don't become wise, happy, or respected by chance.
By considering "who you want to be," you begin to subconsciously make decisions that support this quest. But what makes us fall short during this journey? It's easy to forget that our overall passionate resolution to succeed is more important than any one factor in achieving our goals.
We Must Help Ourselves
We all know people who are famous for coming up with excuses for failure to achieve a goal, and it often is easier to feel powerless and be a "victim" of our circumstances.
There is a Hindu proverb that says, "He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor." We must stay disciplined and persevere. Being who you want to become does not happen overnight. It takes vigilance and constant objective assessment of your progress. You must commit to striving forward, with courage, for your personal and professional growth.
However, change is difficult. Some of us change our ways when we see the light, others only when they feel the heat. Which one are you?