So easily, we can convince ourselves that we have a certain mindset to the point of becoming proud of it. But is it possible that it’s more of an attraction, and less of an ownership? Maybe you agree with a mindset, it gets you excited, you’re so-called “passionate” about it, but did you actually “adopt” it? Has it actually become a part of who you are, what you do, and how people remember you?
That’s something I’ve thought about lately, not to be shameful, but to get back on track. In some ways I think I forget to practice what I preach (and of course we all make mistakes), but I don’t stop moving forward. Sometimes I think it’s easy to agree with an idea, practice it for a while, but fail to apply it in all areas.
Agreeing won’t cut it, you have to act too.
For me, it’s solving problems. I believe that solving problems does a lot more than just solving the problem itself: it creates value, it leads to progress, it makes you stronger, it helps out another. In short, it does a lot more than meets the eye. But just because I know that’s true doesn’t mean I should only encourage those putting it into play. I can’t do everything, but I don’t want to stop doing my personal best.