September 14, 2018
“Everything you need to be great is already inside you. Stop waiting for someone or something to light your fire. YOU have the match.” ~ Darren Hardy
Be Different! “Be the Exception” – the beauty of my work is I get to help people become different and exceptional.
I used these lines or phrases a lot, especially to my granddaughter and to my teen clients. It is not original, in fact, I took it from one of my mentors, Darren Hardy. For me it simply means find a way to not be like everyone else, in the classroom or in the sports arena, stand out.
Yet here is the other side of the coin. Can you be different, the exception, while still being yourself?
I say of course you can. The question you must ask yourself is “who am I” and “what is the best version of myself that I can be”?
Start by writing five things about yourself that you like, that you feel you are today. Five words or phrases that you feel describe you. Mine would be, I am a happy person, funny to be around, passionate about life, present for people around me, a glass more than half full kind of guy, and with the spiritual gift of faith.
What about you, what are your five? Will you focus on those five today to make sure you are living them?
Now be that person every day!