Let’s start here: You’re already unforgettable.
But are you where you want to be? Are you happy with your life? You have the power to become the person you want and you can do something that matters; something that really matters to you. When you think about where you’d like to be, realize that you can make it happen. And the time to start is now.
Make a list of the qualities you like best about yourself. Don’t be modest, you are awesome and have great qualities. You probably know it; but have you realized them yet? I’m not talking about being great at swimming or organizing; think about character traits – creativity, humor, sensitivity. You can think of things you do well, too. Whatever helps you be more confident about who you are.
Ask friends and family what they love about you. Sometimes it helps to have others that care about you share the qualities they admire and respect about you. It can give you great perspective on what you do well and your defining characteristics.
A few years ago, I had a conversation with my husband about what I do well and he told me I’m great at organizing. I’d always known that, but I hadn’t realized how good I was and how I could share my ideas with others. I’ve got a plan now – and I’m really excited about it. I’m not sure I would have realized my goals without that important conversation.
Start your conversation today, it will be worth it.
Catch yourself when you fall into the “everyone needs to like me” trap. Easier said than done, right?! I’ve had to make a lot of unpopular decisions in my day. Some of them I still regret. Were they the right decision, yes, I thought so at the time. I know that not everyone will like me – it’s never going to happen. But for me to keep moving forward, I have to do what I think is right and stick to my values. It’s not easy; but I’m proud of my decisions and my success (and lessons) that followed me.
Make a list of the talents you’d like to be known for. I’d like to be known for providing solutions to live a meaningful, organized life. I’m brimming with ideas and I finally understand what those reality-show contestants mean when they “find inspiration everywhere.” I’ve realized the talents I’d like to be known for also seem to be a life-work in progress. I’m ok with that, I’m having a great time with my new talent-focused projects and can’t wait to see what the future brings.
You are unforgettable. You are amazing. You have talents that others want and need; think about how you can share your talents with others and make a plan to get started or stay motivated. You’re worth it and I can’t wait to meet the new, unforgettable you.