Snapshot of my best self

February 1st, 2011 by Kawika Heftel

On this fine day, I find myself rather introspective. I thought I would do an exercise in thought. What follows is a snapshot of my best self, the person I am in embryo but hope to become full-time. The rules are that you must start each statement with “I am” or something equivalent, and the statements must be positive – they are goals, after all. It can be an evolving snapshot – you can come back and change it later, adding, modifying or subtracting as your life needs and goals change.

I encourage you to try it out yourself, and link to your own snapshot in the comments – I’d love to hear what you come up with. Ok, without further ado, here it is:

I am…….
A good person with faults.
An independent adult. I can take care of my own physical and emotional needs whether by myself or by reaching out to trusted friends and advisors.
A good boss to my subcontractors.
A spiritually tuned person – in touch with deity and dedicated to following, nurturing and acting on my faith.
A caring leader. People can rely on me to be trustworthy.
A good friend. Others can rely on me to listen without unwanted judgment or advice.
A hard worker. I plan well, budget my time well and work well with others. I’m good at what I do and I go the extra mile to assure the client is pleased with my work.
A musician. I draw strength and rejuvenation through my music and the music of others. I build and maintain my musical skills regularly. I share my music with others in hopes that they too will find something of value in it.
A student of life – constantly nurturing body, mind and spirit, learning new things about life and the world around me.
A balanced human being. I know when to work and when to play, and I accept both in their season. I get sufficient exercise and rest for my body and mind to operate at peak capacity.

There you go. I hope my sharing benefits you in some way. And again, I encourage you to try the exercise yourself. I would love to hear how it works out for you.

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