“To Thine Own Self Be True . . .”

We spend hours a week researching other approaches to Building Your Perfect Life, often by tooling around the internet reading other peoples’ blogs. We do that because, from the very beginning of our project, we’ve acknowledged that other people have a great deal of wisdom–often from hard experience. That’s why so much of our book is based around responses from our survey.

Invariably, we find a disconnect between what people told us in the survey and what we are finding in online sites devoted to this topic. And that disconnect is in the area of character–personal qualities that define who you are and what you stand for. There are many blogs and sites devoted to planning your life, to picking a college major, to acheiving your dreams . . . And there is a lot of smart advice out there.

The problem we see is that very few of these begin with you. Your dreams, your plan, your passions . . .these are all very important, but they all begin with YOU. And without a real understanding of who YOU are, none of those other things have a great chance of coming to life. For example, your dream may be to be the world’s most-renowned brain surgeon; unfortunately, YOU grow faint at the sight of blood and have the attention span of a tsetse fly. Probably a dream that isn’t tailor-made for you. It doesn’t mean you can’t make it happen, it just means there will be a few extra things that you have to overcome along the way.

That is why our program begins with “Who Are You?” That was THE number one answer our respondants gave in our survey, and it is the critical first step that you have to take to build your Perfect Life. Take some time over the next few days and think about that question. If you get to a point where you can answer that question easily, then the next steps become a whole lot easier.

The Gurus of Get It

Published in: on July 29, 2009 at 11:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

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