W.I.N. Wednesday: If you could send a message.
If you could send a message to the teenage version of yourself what would you tell them?
Would you tell yourself to coast through life and do the bare minimum to get by? Or, would you tell yourself to give full effort in your studies, your play and your work?
Would you tell yourself to be action averse to avoid making mistakes? Or, would you tell yourself that making mistakes is part of being human and inevitable of the pursuit of excellence and when you do make mistakes to stand up and own up then ask the questions, “What did I learn from that, and what am I going to do to ensure I do not make that mistake again?”
Would you tell yourself to embrace mediocrity and continually settle for “good enough”? Or, would you tell yourself to always strive for excellence, understanding that in the striving sometimes you are are going to fail and when you fail it is an opportunity to learn and to grow?
Would you tell yourself that relationships are unimportant in life so don’t spend time working on them? Or, would you tell yourself about the importance of building and valuing relationships?
Would you tell yourself to ignore all the hype about eating right and exercise because it is just a fad? Or, would you tell yourself to make your health (physical, mental and emotional) a priority throughout your life?
Would you tell yourself to read the bare minimum number of books you need to to get through school and then don’t worry about reading any more? Or, would you encourage yourself to be continually reading, listening, learning and growing?
Would you tell yourself to embrace conformity and go along to get along? Or, would you teach yourself the importance of having the courage to do what is right at all times, even when it is not what is popular, easy or expedient?
Would you tell yourself that leadership is about rank, position and title? Or, would you teach yourself that leadership is about influence, action and interaction and in every position you will be in a position to lead regardless of your position and title so always choose to be a leader?
What’s Important Now? Whatever you would would give the teenage version of yourself; give the current version of yourself the same advice, then get to work.
Maximizing human potential through Life's Most Powerful Question - What's Important Now?
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