If you finished yesterday’s exercise from 31 Days of Goal-Setting, you now have a purpose, a vision of who you want to be. Pretty exciting stuff, huh?At least if you’re a dork like me, heh
But a few words aren’t enough to fully flesh out your ideal identity. So today, the prompt is: Considering all areas of your life, who do you want to be?
Remember, we are still not going specific here! You are describing who you want to be, not what career you want, or how many friends, or your specific romantic relationships, or anything along those lines. We’ll get there, but today is all about identity, not achievement.
Pull from your list that you brainstormed back on day 17. Be thoughtful, but don’t be afraid that you’re going to get this wrong – you can always go back and modify it. And as always, make sure you’re using language that is clear and meaningful to you. It can be easy to write down a bunch of platitudes that sound good but aren’t tied to what’s important to you; choose the things that really matter.
I have nineteen items on my “who I want to be” list. A few of them are:
- Someone who knows what I want and what is best for me and pursues it
- Someone who continues to learn and grow, who looks forward and doesn’t get stuck in the past
- A secret superhero
(Yes, really. That last one is weird, but encapsulates a lot of things that I understand for myself and would be time-consuming to write out.)