Building a Better You: Sculpting David (Part 2)
This is part 2 of Building A Better You, If you have yet to read part 1 (Click Here)
In part 2, “Sculpting David” we are going to go over:
– How to discover who you are?
– What it takes to get there.
Living Shakespeare Daily…
Shakespeare reminds us in Hamlet, “To thine own self be true.” This means you must know who you are and the second part is to live it daily in all you do. So lets make this practical. Answer this question below:
Who are you?
I know that may seem like a dumb question but give it a shot. When answering this questions start with the most basic of things such as age, gender and build from there. By identifying your authentic self you now can develop a road map. Ask yourself before doing anything, Is this congruent with being my authentic self? If the answer is NO, you just don’t do it. If the answer is YES, then ask yourself is this the right time to do it. If YES, then proceed, if NO, then let it pass.
I know this may seem like common sense but “common sense is not so common.”
If you haven’t answered the question “Who are you? do it now.
The Michelangelo Approach
Now that you know who you are, let’s explore how to better yourself daily.
Remember consistency is going to be your strongest weapon. Think of when Michelangelo was chiseling away to create the famous sculpture of David. He didn’t give it one big whack and the sculpture was perfect. No he chiseled a little at a time, consistently over days, weeks, months until eventually the beauty of his work was revealed. Create your ultimate life by diligently chiseling out the imperfections, the excess fluff, until you reveal the masterpiece.
Don’t overwhelm yourself…
Go back to who you are and chisel your life daily and live congruently to that. Remember this is a work in progress. Love yourself.