You don’t have to wait 10 years to be the person you want to be. You can literally be who you want to be as of reading this.
We all believe that we need to DO a bunch of things to BE who we want to be in the future. This is not correct.
If you want to be healthier, or there for your kids, or a better listener, or a bird watcher you can be that person right now. You then DO and get what is needed to facilitate and support who you are.
We too often confuse HAVING or DOING with BEING. But if you take a little time to run that in the other direction you’ll realise you don’t have to wait to catch up with ‘future you’ to be happy and purpose-led. You just have to be happy and purpose-led today to lead yourself to the things and activities that you want to be doing… why delay feeling happy and fulfilled for no reason?
We are many things: parents, managers, doctors, cyclists, eaters, runners. None of these things are who we ARE they are just what we do. When you realise they are separate you can instantly decide who you want to be even if you don’t or can’t immediately change what you do day-to-day.
So go be good to yourself today and spend a little time thinking about who you want to be.
Word of the day: Culture
- the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
- the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society.