Monday, April 27, 2009

Who do you want to be?

Somebody once told me that if I wanted to be somebody then to start being them

..... everyday or I would NEVER reach that person.

1. determine who it is you want to be.

  • Not who your parents, spouse, television set tell you who need to be – who you want to be.

  • if you don’t know who you want to be, don’t waste other peoples time by pretending to be who they need you to be while you figure it out.

  • if you change your mind mid way, no problem – re-invent yourself in a professional manner.

2.. determine what/how you need to do to be who you want to be.

  • That’s right. Planning. The reason why 5% of people succeed and 95% of people fail.

  • if you sit and wait for others to determine who you want to be or what you need to do.... You will do nothing / get nowhere.

  • this is one of those things you have to make happen. Don’t lie, justify, or defer.

3. determine why you want to be who you want to be.

  • if it doesn’t make sense to you, it’s not going to make sense to anyone else.

  • you have to be anchored by a strong conviction to a tangible cause / reason.

4. communicate all of the above.

  • to yourself – each day

  • to your family and friends

  • to people who ask.

  • to those who will listen.

  • The more you reiterate what/why & who you are, the more you will become that person.

5. be focused, urgent and relentless with who / what / why & how you want to be.

  • too many people stop after the big statement. Well, a statement is talk and the world is filled with BIG TALKERS.

  • every day is checks and balances, did I get closer, was I my best, am I making it happen?



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