Aren’t some bio descriptions we see on social media extra impressive? I mean when you see a bio like this: Social Selling pro,Producer,Entrepreneur, @Forbes Top 10 Media Expert; or something like: Co-Founder X-StartUps, @IBM Top 30 innovative idea awards, #MedalofHonor Award; or maybe : MD of Div Fund| Venture Capitalist| Turnaround Strategist| # 1 New York Times bestsellers| Host of @MoneyClubshow.
Very impressive right?
Sometimes it is easy to feel like your bio might read something like..Well, I am just a somebody who does something I don’t even know.
Our society is a society striving to make first impressions count. Impressions do count, presentation is everything. People will treat you the way your handle yourself, the way your present yourself. In an education system like my country which teaches people to work and seek employment, your resume, interview conduct is everything. Life in a way requires a marketing department. But sometimes first impressions do not really measure up eventually, nothing seems to be as it first appears to be, no one is as first as they appear to be. This creates a mixture of confusion, disappointment, shock, and sometimes awe when we finally get the real picture of things. Titles do not make you a leader I hear. But before I get a following of the ‘jealous club’, that is not my main point today..
What if bios were used to create experiences and not outline past victories?
A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person’s life. It involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person’s experience of these life events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject’s life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject’s personality.
What if I told you words create, you become what you behold, or even more you become what you call yourself. Decisions create life’s results. It's only the creator of a product who has the right to ‘label’ it. The ‘somebodiness’ of someone else does not make you a less somebody.
The Bible tells me that Faith is the assurance, the confirmation, the title deed, of things we hope for, proof of things/conviction of reality of things we do not see.
It’s the substance that you have and hold on to that something exists. The thing about faith is that it is not a document, or a physical thing. It is something invisible. You can’t really identify faith by your eyes, or take a hold of it by your hands. It is a substance, an assurance, a confirmation but yet invisible. It is so crazy because by human measurement it might not seem as a validating substance. It only validates according to human measurement once the thing hoped for actualizes. Anyone who operates in faith is somehow a ‘crazy’ person. This is because with faith’s invisibility the only way to use faith is by actions. It’s the actions that bring about into reality what was being assured by that faith.
Often in the real world, it’s not the smart who get ahead, but the bold. Excessive fear and self-doubt are the greatest detractors of our personal genius. ‘Men are born to succeed, not to fail’ -Henry David Thoreau. That is why you can’t prove your greatness in quiet waters. Fear is the opposite of faith. Faith enables you to actualize the life you hope for. When you push and apply your faith into the correct direction there is nothing that can be withheld from you. ‘It’s a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas and not circumstances’-Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Today I applied my faith in my bio. I decided to create the picture I have for myself. What I see myself as, can be put in words, written down, published and actualized. That is how goals work. When you write down your vision, your goal, your dream you increase the chances of actualizing it.
You can decide what your bio reads- the future or your past. Fear or Faith.
‘The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do’ — Steve Jobs