Clearly Define the Person You Want to Be
“Who exactly do you want to be? What kind of person do you want to be? What are your personal ideals? Whom do you admire? What are their special traits that you would make your own?”
“It’s time to stop being vague. If you wish to be an extraordinary person, if you wish to be wise, then you should explicitly identify the kind of person you aspire to become. If you have a daybook, write down who are trying to be, so that you can refer to this self- definition. Precisely describe the demeanor you want to adopt so that you may preserve it when you are by yourself or with other people.” – The Art of Living by Epictetus
Over the past 40 years I have gone through many personal changes. Who I wanted to be and who I became have been through an evolution. You know the cool thing – You can be and do what ever you want at any age. I know it sounds like a card you would get a high school graduation, but it is true.
Start with a simple list. Grab a pen and piece of paper. Write down 10 traits that you like most about the people in your life.
Why do you like these attributes?
What makes them so special?
Highlight or circle the words that you would like to add to your character when people ask about you.
Love, forgiveness, strength, happy, intelligent, driven, beautiful……..
You are what you practice and can be anything you set your mind to becoming.
Have a great weekend!
Kolby is The Healthy Primate