You have a purpose much greater than making more money.
That may be a goal, a side effect of your achievement. As you inch toward awesomeness, or maybe just defining what your awesome looks like, you may hear whispers of self-doubt. I wrote a post on this very subject. One tool you must sharpen is perspective. This morning, I received an invitation to attend an urgent conference call with my team. Immediately I focused on myself. Who is on the call? Layoffs? Is this going to affect ME? It turns out a colleague tragically lost her husband in a car accident and that message needed to be properly delivered to the team. Beyond the crushing sorrow I feel for my colleague, I was given the gift of perspective. While I balance the natural tendency to think of how things impact me first, I desire to be more outwardly focused. That will lead me to my awesome and will lead you to yours. Anytime I realize I have a weakness, I get intentional about working on it. I have put together a small list to help develop the skill of perspective. Start with these 3 things and move forward:
The ultimate goal, after all, is does not have a zip code and as of yet has no LTE or wifi.
3. You have grown: I always enjoy looking at old pictures. The ones of me as a kid are cool, but the ones that really make me cringe are the ones that are about 8 to 10 years old. They aren’t too old to be a “lifetime ago”, but they are old enough to remind me of changes (good and bad) that I have made. Look through some old pictures and identify 3 positive changes (lost weight, better haircut, prettier girlfriend now, etc). Make sure you focus at least 2 to 1 on positive verses negative changes. Make sure you celebrate the positive changes and decide if the negative changes need attention.
Unwrap the gift of perspective and realize your potential. How has your perspective changed in the last year?
Rocco De Leo