As I prepare to speak and lead others through the subject of leadership, I am reminded by many great leaders that if we want to lead, we must first find out who we are.
In the words of Mark Twain, “The two greatest days of your life is the day you were born and the day you found out why.”
I have pondered this question for most of my adolescent and adult life. It may not seem too difficult for some, but some of us get confused with what others tell us we are and label us with positive and negative names that we allow to become our misguided identity.
Give this a thought! You are a unique person and as a matter of fact the only YOU in the entire world, past, present and future. Take a moment to think about the things you value. (Family, personal time, relationships, fun, honesty, harmony, helping others, integrity, respect, spirituality, and self-respect.) The things we value help make up who we are and the more time we spend appreciating what we value we begin to grow and develop.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
While you put into ACTION your thoughts and create your definition of “Who Am I,” let me remind you to be the very best version of YOU! Be the person you dream about becoming by taking a step in that direction. The road may be challenging but the journey will be well worth the effort!!
Thanks for spending a Moment with Michael.