What does the best version of you look like?
Can you picture “her”?
I have to admit, one of the hardest questions to answer can be about who you want to be.
Oh, we can describe that we want to be kind, we want to love well, we want to accomplish certain things … but what does that look like?
What would you take action on?
Where would you be intentional?
There’s nothing quite as intense as the moment of clarity when you suddenly see what’s really possible for you – Unknown
The moment of clarity is when the overwhelm shifts to possibility.
Can you feel it?
Even the shift in that sentence, from overwhelm to possibility, can change how you feel.
It a shift from where you are to a clear picture of where you want to be.
Your clarity begins when you ask yourself if your picture reflects your real life.
So, if you wanted to show up, and lean in, as your best, what would that look like to you?
Do you know what she would do, say, or think?
Could you describe her habits?
What would she say yes to, or more importantly say no to? (We say yes much quicker than we say no)
What would you be intentional about?
Those are big questions.
Some key things to remember when defining and designing who you want to are:
You are more than your title. What you do does not define who you are, it is simply what you do. You can be who you want to be through many different titles, and I think we can all agree that the title is not equal everywhere. I am Director, CEO, CFO, COO, or President of my own company. Don’t let the title define you … it doesn’t.
You are more than your job. Although it is true that you are the only one that can do you, you are not the only one who can do your job. The job is the work you are paid to do, or that you need to do. It is not who you are, it is what you do.
You are more than your role. I love to ask women if they can tell me who they are, without stating any role they have. They can’t say Mom, or Grandma, Teacher, Doctor, or President. The usual reaction? “Hmmm …”. Yup, it’s a stumper. That is great news, because you are more than your role.
So what does your best version look like?
What would a woman who lives with your purpose do?
How would she show up?
When would she show up?
Let’s stop the overwhelm and move to the possibility and potential.
When you find the clarity of who you want to be you can confidently begin to step into who your best you looks like.
The beauty? You get to decide.