I have reflected on who I am and who I want to be. Then on Monday morning a colleague of mine ran into my office and said “Can you name your personal values? And, I mean without thinking about it, can you just rattle them off.” I stared at him blankly for a moment, paused to think and then said, “…No!”
And, ever since that moment, my head has been swirling as I’ve tried to pinpoint my own personal values. For the past few days, I have opened my mind to things that inspire me. I have paid close attention to what drives me and what I struggle with. I have revisited some of my favorite books, watched some TED Talks and just talked to people about who I want to be. I think I have landed on three core personal values:
- Be a coach-Spend time building people up and investing in helping others become the best version of themselves.
- Be grateful-notice the blessings that surround me. Purposely and intentionally let others know what I’m grateful for
- Relentlessly pursue excellence-Strive for more and live the motto, “Better Today Than Yesterday and Better Tomorrow Than Today”. Get uncomfortable, grow, read, learn, try new things, take feedback and use it to change for the better.
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