Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Be Who You Want To Be
ink and watercolor on paper
Don't wait for life to be perfect and the circumstances to be set up just right and the stars to align to be the person you want to be.
Be who you want to be right now.
It's not about what you have or what you do, it's about what you are. It's about how you feel about yourself and how you present yourself to the world. What kind of person do you want to be? What calls to you? What makes you feel fulfilled? Who is the kind of person you want to be?
Remember that if you have the desire to be that person, then you have the ability inside of you already.
This is not a thing that comes from the outside. It's not about "what" you are. Not a job or profession or title, those are things that you do. It's not about money or possessions. Those are things you have. This is who you are, inside. This is where you put your energy and your focus. This is what you love and desire.
If you want to be patient, kind and focused... be patient kind and focused.
If you want to be passionate, creative and adventurous... be passionate, creative and adventurous.
If you want to be organized, nurturing and loving... be those things.
When you are living into who you want to be, then you can DO those things that you want to do. When you are being who you want to be, and doing what you want to do, then you can HAVE those things you want to have.
This is a shift in perspective that can change the way you view your life. Look inward for your success, strengthen your being so that you can do the things you need to do to have the things you want to have.
It's not the other way around. It's not about having stuff so you can do stuff and that then will make you happy with who you are.
You have to be happy with yourself first, or it's all built on a house of cards.
And as we all know, those card houses... they can come tumbling down at a moments notice.
Start this way: Make a list of the qualities you would like to have. Write a few pages in your journal or a notebook about the person you would like to be and how those qualities would help you be that person. Think about how being that person would make you feel about yourself. Now write down three things you could do to BE that person, right now. Give it a try. Practice being the person you want to be.