Who Will You Become?
It’s an important question. Important because everything else in your life simply a byproduct. Nothing more and nothing less.
Career? Byproduct. Finances? Byproduct. Marriage? Byproduct. Relationships with your kids? Byproduct. Physical health? Byproduct.
You get the point.. Everything that you see in your life is a consequence of who you have become up to this point. The choices you have made.
“I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” — Stephen R. Covey
Insanity as defined by Albert Einstein: “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Or one could say, “Being the same person over and over again..”
This makes life simple. If you’re not happy with your results, change who you are.
What I’m suggesting is that it’s time to work on you. What books are you reading? Who are the people you are spending the most time with? Are they stretching you? Are they people who you wish to be more like? What skills are you working to master every day?
It’s in the daily decisions. The little disciplines and habits that create who you are and what you get out of life. The good news is, it’s all within your control.
Input equals output, and you can change your input at any moment. Examine your day. How much time is put into personal development? Skill acquisition? Mastering your craft? OR, how much time is spent on TV, social media, and the like?
An honest examination will show that it’s not hard to see why you are where you are. And with that comes liberation. Because now you can do something about it.
What it requires is being intentional. Intentional with your time. Intentional with your resources. Intentional with your attitude and actions. Don’t simply be a reactor to the whims of life. Don’t cater to the circumstances that desire your attention but don’t move you forward. Take control.
You can decide what happens with today.
You can decide who you will become.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw