Most of us often spend our time and effort looking for what is right for us, may it be the right career, right business or life opportunities, right people and all the way to Mr/Ms Right too. How many of us actually spend our time and effort thinking how we can become the right person to attract the right people and the right opportunities into our life.
Before you read on, let’s spend a few minutes of your time to think about what you really want to have in your life, what kind of life you want to live in and what kind of person you would like to become. Are you on the right track to create the life you dream of? If not, you will need to do something differently about it.
You can’t do the same thing and expect a different result.
Here are some exercises to be the right person for the life you dream of:
1) Self Awareness – knowing the past you and the present you and plan to become the future you
Think about your childhood, education background, work & life experiences and what leads you to who you are today and how satisfied are you with yourself? How would you describe your own characters, attitude, personality, communication skills, strength and weaknesses ? You may write it down on a piece of paper for a clearer picture of yourself. Only when you understand yourself well, you will know how to move on from where you are now to where you want to be in the future.
2) Self Evaluation – understanding yourself from others’ perspective
If you were to evaluate and grade yourself based on your own understanding and others’ feedback about your characters, attitude, appearance, speech, communication skills, interpersonal skills, performance at work and etc. Be honest with yourself and see how well you will score. If you can choose to change or improve anything about yourself, what will that be? When you know which area that your need some work on, only then you know what action will it take to be the right person to attract the right opportunities in life and live the life you dream of.
3) Self Improvement – willingness to change for the better
When you know what area you need some work on, then let’s start the self-improvement project planning. Write down a list of things you will need to be better at to live your dream.
For instance, if you have been looking for the right job for a while and have been sending out the same resume but not getting much result from it. Look at it from an HR perspective, ask yourself “Will my resume stands out from other candidates?”, if not, how can you adjust the font, design, format, resume photo, wordings and add your portfolio or Linkedin Profile link on the resume to make it more attractive and be able to represent you better
Let’s start your self-improvement plan right now:
“To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill