Habit #15 Keep Trying Different Identities
Your are who you think you are.
It is just as true as you are what you eat. If not more.
Over the past few years I have heard different people I follow on social media through online training programs I have done to choose an identity to become.
What’s an identity?
An identity is who you are and what you do. It is not just one thing about you. It is a label for one part of who you are.
A leader, blogger, writer, podcaster, creator, marketer, real estate investor are all identities.
Throughout your life you will have many identities. Some may be seasonal every year (tourist or gardener). Others are longer periods of time (university student).
There are going to be times when you might have to reinvent yourself into something else with a new label and habits to support that new label.
Some new identities are easy to become. A few will be forced onto you. But many will be your choice and will take work and commitment and change in your routine to become.
When choosing an identity to change into we all often forget to do the homework on that identity.
Let’s say you want to be a great chef.
What do great chefs do?
They probably cook almost constantly. They try new recipes and methods constantly. They explore and seek out the best ingredients, dishes and methods. They try the food of others. They never get bored or tired of cooking food and presenting it to people to eat.
Am I interested?
Never becoming bored or tired of it is important first step in any new identity.
“Am I intentersted? Does this inspire me?” I think are the first two questions you need to ask yourself when you decide to take you current identity to the next level or to become the one you want.
Am I interested in becoming a great chef?
Will being a great chef inspire me?
What is it that you never get bored of doing? How do you take it to the next level? You act and…